Tom Francis (Rent) will step into the role of Romeo in the West End musical & Juliet, replacing Jordan Luke Gage, beginning March 29 at the Shaftesbury Theatre.
That performance will also welcome Julius D’Silva as amorous Frenchman Lance and the previously reported Tony nominee Keala Settle (Waitress, Hands on a Hardbody) as Nurse. Settle, who performed "This Is Me" in the hit movie The Greatest Showman, will be making her West End debut.
Miriam-Teak Lee–who was awarded the Olivier Award for Best Actress in 2020 for her performance as Juliet–leads a cast including Cassidy Janson, who also won an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Anne Hathaway, Oliver Tompsett as William Shakespeare, Tim Mahendran as Francois, and Alex Thomas-Smith as May.
David Bedella continues his Olivier-winning performance as Lance until March 26, as does Jordan Luke Gage as Romeo and Melanie La Barrie as Nurse.
The new ensemble includes Ebony Clarke, Bessy Ewa, Collette Guitart, Cassandra Lee, Nathan Louis-Fernand, Zara MacIntosh, Carl Man, Christian Maynard, Rachel Moran, Owen Saward, Aaron Shales, Benjamin Terry, and Suki Wong, who join Ivan De Freitas, Rhian Duncan, Alex Tranter, Sophie Usher, and Rhys Wilkinson, who continue with the show.
With dozens of pop anthems by Max Martin, & Juliet is directed by Luke Sheppard with a story by David West Read, choreography by Jennifer Weber, and set design by Soutra Gilmour.
Max Martin and Tim Headington present & Juliet, which is produced by Martin Dodd, Headington, Martin, Jenny Petersson, and Theresa Steele Page.