Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet
By William Shakespeare

Thursday March 26th to Saturday May 16th


“Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight!
For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”

Shakespeare’s tragedy of teenage passions and civil strife comes crashing across The Gate stage. Romeo and Juliet, from two rival families, turn their back on their parents’ ancient feud and embark on an intense and secret love affair, that ignites within them a depth of feeling that explodes in some of the fieriest writing about love in the history of the stage. With their families at war, the lovers risk everything to be together, in a fierce and famous drama of love and revenge.

Cast & Creatives

Director  – Wayne Jordan
Set Design –  Ciaran O’Melia
Costume Design – Catherine Fay
Lighting Design – Sinead Wallace
Choreographer – Emma Martin
Composition and Sound Design – Tom Lane

Cast (in alphabetical order)
Ensemble – John Doran
Romeo – Fra Fee
Montague / Friar John – Michael James Ford
Benvolio – Gavin Fullam
Prince Escalus – Philip Judge
Lady Montague – Una Kavanagh
Friar Laurence – Mark Lambert
Ensemble – Daryl McCormack
Nurse – Ruth McGill
Mercutio – Tadhg Murphy
Ensemble – Eric O’Brien
Capulet – Simon O’Gorman
Ensemble – Terry O’Neill
Lady Capulet – Natalie Radmall-Quirke
Paris – David Shannon
Tybalt – Ian Toner

Juliet – Lauren Coe



★★★★ The Herald


“Beautiful” Irish Independent


“Superb” Irish Independent


“Brilliantly funky costumes” Irish Independent


“Fun and flirty” Irish Independent


“Deliciously decadent” Irish Times


“Wonderful” The Herald


“Plays out rather beautifully” The Herald


“Young Fra Fee is an absolute firecracker” The Herald


“Lauren Coe, a truly breath-taking Juliet” The Herald


“Gorgeous and compelling” The Herald

“Gripping intensity” The Irish Mail on Sunday


“Splendid” The Irish Mail on Sunday


“Outstanding” The Irish Mail on Sunday