Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is bringing Romeo and Juliet direct to you.
O Romeo! Whether you are a theatre fan, fancy a change from Netflix or show it to the kids as part of their home schooling, this tale of star-crossed lovers is a timeless classic.
Watch Romeo and Juliet for free, with Ellie Kendrick and Adetomiwa Edun as the star-crossed lovers, filmed from Shakespeare’s most famous stage, the Globe Theatre.
In return for these free streams, we appreciate any voluntary donations at this time.
Your support is critical for our future.
Romeo and Juliet YouTube Premiere available until Sunday 3 May 2020.
Romeo and Juliet story
A violent street brawl between their rival families is the prelude to Romeo’s first encounter with Juliet. Despite this, and the fact that Juliet has been promised to another man in marriage, they fall in love. But any plans for their future happiness are cruelly destroyed by renewed violence between the two families – and while the adults remain almost comically preoccupied with their own affairs, among their children a hidden tragedy begins to unfold.
About the production
Dominic Dromgoole’s production brings refreshing clarity to one of Shakespeare’s most famous and best-loved tragedies, drawing out the contemporary relevance of this passionate teenage love story.
Ellie Kendrick, a truly youthful Juliet, and Adetomiwa Edun, a boyish Romeo, head an excellent cast whose period costumes point to the timelessness of parental disapproval, adolescent temperament, rivalry and violence.
Our doors are temporarily closed but our hearts and minds are open. In this unprecedented time for the cultural sector, and as a charity that receives no regular government subsidy, we need donations to help us to continue to thrive in the future.
We hope you’ve enjoyed watching our free Globe Player films: if you are able, please donate what you can to help us continue to share Shakespeare’s gift of stories.