Romeo and Juliet


    A co-production with Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory.

    My only love sprung from my only hate, too early seen unknown, and known too late!

    This is a story of boy meets girl. But it is not a simple love story. These children’s lives are fuelled by mistakes, hatred, violence and exquisite pain. They are entangled in the infamous family feud without a hope of getting out alive.

    Shakespeare’s timeless masterpeice proves that love is a force to be reckoned with. Romeo and Juliet will never grow old and neither will this story.

    Craig Fuller

    Craig Fuller


    Archived show. To book any of our productions please contact Kerrie Burke-Avery, Producer, on 0117 963 0963 or email

    RUNNING TIME 2hrs 30 (inc. interval)
    ORIGINAL VENUE Factory Theatre

    Cast & Creative

    Creative team

    Director Polina Kalinina
    Associate Director Alex Howarth
    Set & Costume Designer Emma Bailey
    Costume Supervisor Jane Tooze
    Choreographer and Fight Director Jonathan Howell
    Composer Tom Mills
    Lighting Designer Matthew Graham


    Prince – Alan Coveney
    Friar – Paul Currier
    Romeo – Paapa Essiedu
    Tybalt – Craig Fuller
    Montague & Apothecary – Chris Garner
    Balthasar – Joey Hickman
    Mercutio – Oliver Hoare
    Capulet – Timothy Knightley
    Gregory & Peter – Hannah Lee
    Benvolio – Callum McIntyre
    Nurse – Sally Oliver
    Lady Capulet – Fiona Sheehan
    Juliet – Daisy Whalley
    Paris & Samson – Jack Wharrier

    Craig Fuller

    Craig Fuller


    This much-told fable about the battle between youth and age is given a revamp that will make anyone over the age of 25 worry about being past it….Thrilling work

    The Guardian

    With its ‘star is born’ central turn and youthful vitality to burn this Romeo and Juliet is a bullseye


    The decision to fully embrace and perform Romeo and Juliet as a teenager’s play is at the heart of why Shakespeare and the Tobacco Factory’s latest performance is so majestically good


    The production sings with originality and leaves us in patient expectation to see what comes next from all concerned

    Stagetalk Magazine

    This is a Romeo and Juliet filled not with sighings and swoonings but with grunts and roars: passionate, full of vivid emotion, shot through with the (blood)lust of youth

    Bristol 24/7