Lily James & Richard Madden to Headline Romeo and Juliet in the West End

first_imgIt would seem that Downton Abbey’s Lily James really has found her prince in Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden! The pair, who will soon be seen in the Kenneth Branagh-helmed live-action version of Cinderella, will headline Romeo and Juliet for the director in London’s West End. According to the Daily Mail, the production of Shakespeare’s classic will begin performances at the Garrick Theatre in October.James’ stage credits include Vernon God Little, The Seagull and Othello. Madden previously played the lead in Romeo and Juliet for the Globe Theatre; other stage credits include Noughts and Crosses.Romeo and Juliet is set in Verona, Italy, and tells the story of two young lovers whose noble families are locked in a bitter feud. They try to defy the circumstances that forbid their love, with heartbreaking results. The play was last seen on Broadway in 2013 starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad. View Commentslast_img

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