Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of forbidden love, brought to life in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh.
It was performed as part of the Plays at the Garrick Season in 2016, starring Derek Jacobi as Mercutio, Meera Syal as the Nurse, and Lily James and Richard Madden as the star-crossed lovers.
This official tie-in edition features the version of Shakespeare’s text as edited by Kenneth Branagh, as well as an introduction to the play, interviews with Jacobi, Syal, Madden and James, and original design sketches by Christopher Oram.
‘Sir Kenneth Branagh directs Shakespeare with a seriousness and opulence not much seen in British theatre at present…. [a] respectful yet inventive production‘
— Daily Mail