Manchester Metrolink commuters were treated to an exclusive surprise acoustic performance by the cast of brand new musical & JULIET.
The cast of & Juliet, a brand new contemporary musical that will premiere at the Opera House on 10th September for a five-week run in the city before transferring to the West End.
& Juliet is a fresh and fast-paced musical that asks: what if Juliet’s famous ending was just her beginning?
The musical features some of the biggest pop anthems of the last 30 years, from Grammy award-winning songwriter Max Martin including Baby One More Time, Everybody, Love Me Like You Do and Can’t Feel My Face.
The talented and acclaimed stars of & Juliet hopped on the tram at Deansgate, Castlefield and sang I Want It That Way, by The Backstreet Boys.
At Victoria Train Station, they stopped for photos before jumping back on the tram to St Peter’s Square and reprising the song.
The performance follows an appearance by Miriam-Teak Lee (Juliet) at last weekend’s Manchester Pride, where the award-winning musical theatre star blew away the crowds, delivering songs from the musical including Roar and Baby One More Time.
See the video here
& Juliet brings together a host of acclaimed West End stars, who have headlined some of the most celebrated shows of recent years:
Award-winning Miriam-Teak Lee (Hamilton, On The Town)
Cassidy Janson (Leading Ladies, Chess, Beautiful, The Carole King Musical)
Oliver Tompsett (Kinky Boots, Wicked)
David Badella (Mack and Mabel, Rocky Horror Live)
Arun Blair-Mangat (Leave to Remain, Angels in America)
Melanie La Barrie (Wicked, Matilda)
Jordan Luke Gage (who starred in the lead role of Strat in Bat Out of Hell)
Tim Mahendran (Spring Awakening).
& Juliet is the hilariously irreverent new musical that proves when it comes to love; there’s always life after Romeo…
& Juliet soars with some of the biggest pop anthems from acclaimed songwriter Max Martin, recorded by artists including Backstreet Boys, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Ariana Grande, all brilliantly arranged by Tony® and Grammy Award-winning orchestrator Bill Sherman.
Brought to life by an award-winning creative team in an explosive fusion of styles, & Juliet will be directed by Luke Sheppard (In the Heights) with a book by David West Read (Schitt’s Creek), electrifying choreography from Jennifer Weber, stunning set design from Soutra Gilmour and costume design by Paloma Young.
Max Martin and Tim Headington present & Juliet, which is produced by Max Martin, Tim Headington, Theresa Steele, Jenny Petersson and Martin Dodd.
For full biographies, please see www.andjulietthemusical.co.uk
The production will play a limited season at Manchester Opera House, from Tuesday 10 September to Saturday 12 October, before beginning performances in London at The Shaftesbury Theatre on Saturday 2 November.
Tickets go on general sale on Monday, 11 February at 10am.
The ensemble includes Jocasta Almgill, Josh Baker, Alishia-Marie Blake, Ivan De Freitas, Rhian Duncan, Danielle Fiamanya, Kieran Lai, Nathan Lorainey-Dineen, Jaye Marshall, Grace Mouat, Antoine Murray-Straughan, Kerri Norville, Christopher Parkinson, Dillon Scott-Lewis, Kirstie Skivington and Alex Tranter.
& JULIET – PRODUCTION INFORMATION
Music Max Martin and friends
Book David West Read
Direction Luke Sheppard
Choreography Jennifer Weber
Set Design Soutra Gilmour
Costume Design Paloma Young
Musical Supervisor/Orchestrator/Arranger Bill Sherman
Lighting Design Howard Hudson
Sound Design Gareth Owen
Casting Director Stuart Burt
Tickets from £13.00
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Performance Dates & Times
Tuesday 10 September to Saturday 12 October
Monday – Saturday: 7.30pm
Matinees: Thursdays & Saturdays at 2:30pm