Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet Synopsis
Fathom Events, Picturehouse Entertainment and Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company bring a modern take of Romeo and Juliet, presented in black and white, starring Richard Madden, Lily James, and Derek Jacobi, to select cinemas nationwide.

Movie Reviews

Superb Production!

By yanksnumber1
We travelled two hours to see this live broadcast and it was well worth our time and money. Lily James was fabulous, as she tends to be in every single project she is in. A remarkable young actress...


By hollymcclure
Everything about it is great- acting directing, set- all of it. I saw it in London at the Garrick. Unfortunately, the movie theater cannot bring the ambiance of the Garrick but I am happy it is...

Wonderful Production

By Courtam
This production by Branagh Theater Group was exciting, vibrant & fresh. Derek Jacobi was a force and something wonderful to watch. Each time he took the stage you were captivated by his performance....

a fantastic Juliet

By cjp
I loved the play (it is hard to beat a Shakespeare script)! Re the acting: Lily James was astounding, Sir Derek Jacobi was superb, and Samuel Valentine was also especially good. Branagh is a great...

Romeo and Juliet

By Dwinn10055
The whole play was fantastic. Loved the 1950's theme all the little Italian nuances The acting was superb loved Derek as Mercutio!!! Guy who played mr Capulet was amazing !!...

BTL: R & J - AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

By charlottemarcher
Kenneth Branagh is a freaking GENIUS!!!! Sir Derek Jacobi, Richard Madden & Lily James were absolutely BRILLIANT!!!! The set, lighting & costumes were beautiful!!! Black & white rather than color...

Amazing Show, Not So great theater..

By nellymars829
I loved the production. It was a retelling of the classic Romeo and Juliet but in a different setting then usual. It was black and white and the setting felt like a Fellini film, all that was needed...

A great new interpretation

By Zurg2077

Branagh excels at Shakespeare

By OuthouseOfHorror
A great cast and one of the most engaging and powerful interpretations of the work I have seen to date. Richard Madden and Lilly James are magical as R & J and Derek Jacobi's Mercutio is inspired...

The Bard Meets Fellini in Verona

By cein818
Kenneth Branaugh has birthed a "new" classic. set within a black-and-white "Dolce Vita" view of 1950's Italy. This stage production is fresh, seamlessly cinematic and completely captivating . . . and...

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Rated PG-13