Where do you go after playing Peter Parker? If you’re Tom Holland, you simply take on the character of a video game character in Uncharted before deciding it’s time to hit the stage.
What production? Oh, just that Shakesperian deep cut called Romeo And Juliet. Tom Holland is joining up with director Jamie Lloyd, who was also at the helm of Sunset Boulevard at the Savoy starring Nicole Scherzinger. The Spiderman actor took to social media today to announce the news, urging fans to sign up for the link in his Instagram bio.
In his first major stage role since Billy Elliot: The Musical, Tom Holland will take on the character of Romeo at the Duke Of York theatre between May 11 – August 3. It comes after the actor said in June last year that he would be taking a year-long break to look after his mental health, and is his first acting role since.
There’s currently no other word on who else will be cast in Jamie Lloyd’s Romeo And Juliet, though we’ll be keeping a keen eye out for who bags the role as the second titular character. Given the popularity of both Jamie Lloyd productions and Tom Holland himself, it’s likely that tickets may well fly out before we hear anything else!
Tom Holland will follow in the footsteps of the likes of Sir Ian McKellen and Sean Bean by taking on the role of Romeo at the West End, and there’s no chance of him running into a Green Goblin or Doc Ock (we think).
How do I get tickets to see Tom Holland in Romeo And Juliet?
General sale for Jamie Lloyd’s production of Romeo and Juliet (starring Tom Holland!) commences at midday on February 13, though you can also sign up via the website to gain access to tickets at 8am on the same day.