Featuring songs by the acclaimed Max Martin, & Juliet is the fun-loving new musical to sing along to. It reimagines Shakespeare’s classic, where this time Juliet’s famous ending is just her beginning. Instead of following Romeo’s fate, Juliet decides to take charge of her life and start living by her own rules. Together with Nurse, Juliet escapes to Paris to find herself, embarking on an adventure of self-love and self-discovery…oh and a huge castle party. As expected, this huge production is already selling out tickets, with & Juliet being the hottest new musical to hit the West End.
The imaginative musical celebrates beloved characters as never seen before. Juliet, now a woman of her own will singing to Britney; Shakespeare and Romeo comically duetting to the Bon Jovi; and Anne Hathaway envoking her inner Celine Dion. It’s a new spin on a vintage tale, taking Shakespeare from the pop culture of the 15th century to today.
The story is the product of an award-winning creative team. Luke Sheppard (In the Heights) directs and David West Read (Netflix’s Schitt’s Creek) writes. Together they wove some of the biggest pop anthems from the past three decades into a fun and novel plot.
For anyone that grew up in the 90’s and 00’s, the soundtrack to & Juliet is likely to be the soundtrack of your childhood. ‘Baby One More Time’, ‘Everybody’, ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ and ‘Problem’ are just a few of the mega songs included. Grammy Award-winning orchestra Bill Sherman masterfully rearranges them, making them feel brand new. Sheppard claims that Max Martin’s lyrics are central to the plot, and you’ll hear his songs like never before.
Max Martin is undeniably one of the biggest songwriters of all time. From Ariana Grande to Justin Timberlake, you’d be surprised how many artists owe thanks to the Swedish songwriter for launching their careers. & Juliet marks Martin’s musical debut, binding together his classic hits in a stunning new show.
The fusion of styles and electric energy of & Juliet is unmistakable. Choreography from Jennifer Weber and breath-taking set design from Soutra Gilmour add to the creative influx stylising the show. It’s bold, daring, and hilarious; the ingredients that make up an exciting musical…not to mention the outrageous music. Be one of the first to see this production that’s destined to be huge with tickets to see & Juliet now.
The Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe has to be one of North Devon’s more unusual theatres. Notable for its double conical design, locals nickname this award-winning theatre Madonna’s Bra for its resemblance to the singer’s famous costume. The Landmark Theatre hosts a range of events, all with a fantastic sea-facing view. You can search for the best Ilfracombe Landmark Theatre tickets here at TickX.
The Landmark Theatre is the modern replacement of the Pavilion Theatre, a Victorian-era theatre partly destroyed by a fire during the 1980s. The theatre later endured demolition, leaving the coastal town of Ilfracombe without its own theatre. The Landmark Theatre eventually opened in 1998.
Until recently the North Devon Theatres’ Trust (NDTT) operated the Landmark Theatre along with the Queen’s Theatre in Barnstaple. However, the NDTT went into administration in 2017. Since November 2018, the theatre is operated by the touring theatre company Selladoor Worldwide.
The Landmark Theatre boasts two performance spaces, its 480-seater main theatre and the flat floor 300-capacity Pavilion Room. The versatility of these spaces lets the theatre host a variety of great events including theatre, music, comedy, dance, opera and pantomime. The theatre also presents regular cinema screenings.
For those looking to relax before a show, there is also the Rendezvous Cafe. This offers morning coffee and afternoon tea, along with a mouth-watering lunch menu prepared entirely onsite. If you want to enjoy a delicious meal while chatting about the show you're about to see, this is the place. What's more, you can do it all in front of a beautiful view of the seafront.
You’re sure to have a fantastic night out at the Ilfracombe Landmark Theatre. There are few better places to catch a show in North Devon. You can look at upcoming shows and find the best tickets for Ilfracombe Landmark Theatre shows here via TickX.
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