& Juliet


Writers: David West Read Max Martin


Show Information

Based on the Play/Book/Film
Romeo and Juliet
Number of Acts
First Produced
Comedy, Romance
Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
Verona, Paris
Cast Size
Orchestra Size
Some Dance
Ideal for
Diverse Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult, late teen characters


It’s Romeo and Juliet … but not as we know it! & Juliet asks the important question: what if Juliet chose not to kill herself, deciding instead to live her life in her own way? We follow William Shakespeare and his wife, Anne, as they argue and rewrite one of his most famous tragedies. In this tale, Juliet leaves her past behind to travel to Paris with her nurse Angelique and new friends May and April (aka Anne, who has written herself into the story). There they discover Lance (Angelique’s former lover) and his son Francois, who is looking to shake off his father’s expectations and forge his own life. With Juliet’s own parents trying to send her to a convent, are Juliet and Francois the perfect match for each other? While Shakespeare and Anne argue over the course of Juliet’s destiny, Francois discovers his feelings for May and Romeo returns to declare his love for Juliet. But who will Juliet finally choose? Or, does she need to choose at all?!

Full of songs by the hugely successful Swedish pop songwriter Max Martin, & Juliet is a fun jukebox musical that celebrates love, friendship, and taking charge of one’s own destiny.

Lead Characters

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