Secret Cinema Are Putting On A Huge Outdoor Version Of Romeo And Juliet

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Fans of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet won’t want to miss this one.

Romeo Juliet

The organisers revealed that its latest immersive film experience will bring to life Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of the classic Shakespearean love tragedy Romeo + Juliet, at a summer festival in a secret outdoor location. Dressing up is all part of the fun, so fellas, prepare to rock the most horrible Hawaiian shirt possible.


Previous summer productions from Secret Cinema have featured Back to the Future (which recreated the Town Square of Hill Valley in Stratford) and Grease (which created the fairground from the movie in Morden Park.)

But for August 2018, a secret outdoor London location will be transformed into ‘a spectacular multi-layered world of Verona Beach’

Bringing together live bands, DJs, choirs and artists, these spectacular, outdoor cinema productions will be the largest experiences Secret Cinema has ever produced, with an audience of almost 5,000 people who all take part in the show. 

Say the organisers:

Secret Cinema Presents… William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet will be set against the themes of peace, redemption and salvation, young hearts of Verona will be summoned to the city on behalf of the brave and noble Captain Prince.

All are called to create a truce between the warring houses of Montague and Capulet, all must come to crush a cup of wine in peace.

Audiences will be transported to a world that depicts the iconic and stylised elements of the film and Shakespeare’s story. This playground of performance is separated into a myriad of sprawling sections that will bring light and life to the characters, words and desires of Baz Luhrmann’s world like never before.

Secret Cinema took on another Luhrmann classic – Moulin Rouge – back in 2017. You can take a look at some of THAT debauchery here:

Matthew Bennett, Creative Director on the production, added: ‘Each night will see thousands of people take part in a carnival of performance expression, a living world of one of the greatest love stories ever told. William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet has epic ingredients with which we can play with: from the legendary characters, the rich back story of families feuding along with all the anthems for the audience to discover and sing across our world.’

Juliet Luhrmann

Secret Cinema Presents William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet will run for ten nights from August 9 – 19. Tickets will go on sale at midday on Friday, May 18, from £49, from their website. Be ready!