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Tom Holland’s Juliet Will be Francesca Amewudah-Rivers

The Jamie Lloyd Company has unveiled the complete cast for the forthcoming West End rendition of ‘Romeo & Juliet,’ featuring Tom Holland. Scheduled to grace the stage at the Duke Of York’s Theatre from 11th May to 3rd August, under the direction of Lloyd, the tickets have already been snapped up by eager theatre-goers.

Fresh face Francesca Amewudah-Rivers has been enlisted to portray Juliet alongside Holland’s Romeo. Joining the much-anticipated production are Freema Agyeman (as Nurse), Michael Balogun (Friar), Tomiwa Edun (Capulet), Mia Jerome (Montague), Daniel Quinn-Toye (Paris), Ray Sesay (Tybalt), Nima Taleghani (Benvolio), Joshua-Alexander Williams (Mercutio) and Callum Heinrich and Kody Mortimer (Camera Operators).

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Amewudah-Rivers, previously seen in two seasons of the BBC series ‘Bad Education’ and three short films brings her stage experience from productions at the Globe and Lyric Hammersmith to the role. She expressed her gratitude for making her West End debut as Juliet with The Jamie Lloyd Company, highlighting the opportunity to collaborate with Holland and Lloyd.

Holland, enthusiastic about the cast announcement, stated, “Beyond excited to announce our cast for Romeo and Juliet. I can’t wait to get started, and I know we’ll create something really special together.”

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Amewudah-Rivers shared her excitement, remarking, “I’m so grateful to be making my West End debut as Juliet with The Jamie Lloyd Company. It’s a dream to be joining this team of incredible artists with Jamie at the helm. I’m excited to bring a fresh energy to this story alongside Tom, and to welcome new audiences to the theatre.”

Lloyd, renowned for his successful renditions of traditional plays, including ‘The Seagull’ with Emilia Clark, ‘Doctor Faustus’ with Kit Harington and the recent musical ‘Sunset Boulevard’ with Nicole Scherzinger, anticipates another triumphant venture with ‘Romeo & Juliet.’

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