facebook play-alt chevron-thin-right chevron-thin-left cancel location info chevron-thin-down star-full help-with-circle calendar images mail whatsapp directions_car directions_bike train directions_walk directions_bus close spinner11
Meera Syal (photo: Hugo Glendinning)

Meera Syal

Meera Syal joins Romeo And Juliet

Published 23 February 2016

Meera Syal is to join the previously announced Richard Madden, Lily James and Derek Jacobi in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s Romeo And Juliet when Shakespeare’s play runs at London’s Garrick Theatre this summer.

Acclaimed actress Syal will play The Nurse in the fifth production of the Plays at the Garrick season. It has its first performance on 12 May.

Speaking about her casting, Syal, whose most recent stage performances include Behind The Beautiful Forevers (National Theatre) and Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Shakespeare Company) said: “I’m so looking forward to joining such an exciting and prestigious company, and to be performing Shakespeare with them in this, his 400th anniversary year.”

Syal, Madden, James and Jacobi are joined in Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy by Marisa Berenson, who was famously nominated for a Golden Globe when she starred opposite Liza Minnelli in Cabaret.

The production also sees the return of cast members from the company’s inaugural production, The Winter’s Tale, among them Jack Colgrave Hirst, Matthew Hawksley, Taylor James, Ansu Kabia, Zoe Rainey, Michael Rouse and Kathryn Wilder.

The cast is completed by Tom Hanson (French Without Tears, Orange Tree Theatre), Racheal Ofori (The Merchant Of Venice, Shakespeare’s Globe), Nikki Patel (Future Conditional, Old Vic), Chris Porter (The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s Globe) and Samuel Valentine, winner of the Spotlight Prize 2014.

Directed by Branagh and Rob Ashford, Romeo And Juliet tells the famous story of young lovers from feuding families battling to keep their relationship alive.

The production runs from 12 May to 13 August at the Garrick Theatre and will be broadcast live to selected cinemas on 7 July. It follows current production Red Velvet, which closes at the end of this week, and dark comedy The Painkiller, which stars Branagh alongside Rob Brydon.

You can book tickets for Romeo And Juliet through us here.


Sign up

Related articles

Due to the current pandemic various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows. Please bear with us as we try to keep this page as up to date as possible. If you find a mistake, please let us know by emailing enquiries@soltukt.co.uk. If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.