Official trailer: Romeo and Juliet starring Josh O’Connor and Jess Buckley

    Official trailer released ahead of National Theatre's Romeo and Juliet broadcast on SkyArts

    Watch this stunning official trailer of Romeo & Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet risk everything to be together. In defiance of their feuding families, they chase a future of joy and passion as violence erupts around them.

    This bold new film brings to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National Theatre in which desire, dreams and destiny collide to make Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy sing in an entirely new way.

    Jessie Buckley (Wild RoseJudy) and Josh O’Connor (The Crown, God’s Own Country) play Juliet and Romeo. The award-winning cast includes Tamsin GreigFisayo AkinadeAdrian LesterLucian MsamatiDeborah Findlay.

    Romeo & Juliet is premiering at 9pm Sunday 4 April on Sky Arts (UK) and 9pm Friday 23 April on PBS (US).

    The cast also includes Fisayo Akinade as Mercutio, Ella Dacres as Peta, Deborah Findlay as the Nurse, Tamsin Greig as Lady Capulet, Ellis Howard as Sampson, Lloyd Hutchinson as Lord Capulet, David Judge as Tybalt, Adrian Lester as the Prince, Lucian Msamati as the Friar, Alex Mugnaioni as Paris, Shubham Saraf as Benvolio and Colin Tierney as Lord Montague.

    Josh O'Connor and Jess Buckley

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