Friday, November 27

Sam Tutty , Emily Redpath and Sir Derek Jacobi to star in a filmed version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Sam Tutty (Dear Evan Hansen) and Emily Redpath are to star in a filmed version of William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. Sir Derek Jacobi is to play the Narrator.

Award-winning actor Tutty made his professional stage debut  in Dear Evan Hansen last autumn, while Redpath graduated from Mountview in 2019 and has since appeared Spilt Milk's P**n Flakes.

They are joined by  screen and stage performers including They are joined by Brandon Bassir (Mercutio), Daniel Bowerbank (Benvolio), Jonny Labey (Paris), Vinta Morgan (Friar), Lucy Tregear (Nurse), Sylvester Akinrolabu (Tybalt), Marc Ozall (Montague), Jessica Murrain (Prince), Helen Anker (Capulet), Timmy Driscoll (Sam), Tats Nyazika (Greg), Ollie Tennant (Balthasar) and Iskandar Eaton (Ike).

The film is set to be released in 2021. It will be directed by Nick Evans with assistant direction by Gwenan Bain, editing by Ryan Metcalfe, production design by Jamie Osborne for Preevue, costume design by Natasha Bowles, lighting design by Elliot Smith and  visual effects by Preevue

A release date is yet to be announced, with producers Ryan Metcalfe and Simon Gordon saying today: During a time when it has not been possible to produce shows in venues, this first of its kind production uses ground-breaking technology to film a high production value theatrical performance without the cast and creative team ever stepping foot inside a theatre. We are excited about the future of this technology and the creative possibilities it presents

 






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