Romeo and Juliet
Directed by Kenneth Branagh. UK. 2016. 180 minutes. The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company. Digital.
Sat., September 10, 2016
A longstanding feud between Verona’s Montague and Capulet families brings about devastating consequences for two young lovers caught in the conflict. Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh directs Richard Madden and Lily James as Romeo and Juliet and Sir Derek Jacobi as Mercutio.
Broadcast courtesy of The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment. Read more about The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company in the New York Times.
The full cast includes Marisa Berenson (Lady Capulet), Jack Colgrave Hirst (Benvolio), Tom Hanson (Paris), Matthew Hawksley (Anthony), Derek Jacobi (Mercutio), Lily James (Juliet), Taylor James (Prince), Ansu Kabia (Tybalt), Richard Madden (Romeo), Racheal Ofori (Potpan), Nikki Patel (Balthasar), Chris Porter (Lord Montague), Zo Rainey (Lady Montague), Michael Rouse (Lord Capulet), Meera Syal (The Nurse), Sam Valentine (Friar Laurence) and Kathryn Wilder (Peta/Apothecary).
Romeo and Juliet will be screened in high definition black and white.
Is Theatre Better in the Cinema? by Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.