Meera Syal joins cast of Kenneth Branagh's Romeo and Juliet

Meera Syal joins cast of Kenneth Branagh's Romeo and Juliet

Updated On: May 1, 2018
By Nicki McIntyre
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    Meera Syal will join the cast of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's forthcoming production of Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick Theatre.

    Syal will play The Nurse when previews begin Thursday 12 May, alongside Lily James, Richard Madden and Derek Jacobi. She said, "I'm so looking forward to joining such an exciting and prestigious company, and to be performing Shakespeare with them in this, his 400th anniversary year."

    Known for her work across television, film and on stage, Meera Syal's stage credits include Behind The Beautiful Forevers (National Theatre), If You Don't Let Us Dream, We Won't Let You Sleep (Royal Court), Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Killing Of Sister George (Arts Theatre), Shirley Valentine (Menier Chocolate Factory/Trafalgar Studios), Rafta, Rafta (National Theatre), Bombay Dreams (Apollo Victoria), The Vagina Monologues (Old Vic, West End and Madison Square Gardens New York), The Great Celestial Cow, Minor Complications, True Dare Kiss, Byrthrite (all Royal Court Upstairs), School For Scandal (Bristol Old Vic), My Girl (Theatre Royal, Stratford East), Blood Wedding (Half Moon and Tour), Peer Gynt (National Theatre) and The Oppressed Minorities Big Fun Show (Edinburgh Festival and Shaw Theatre). Her screen credits include The Kumars at No.42, Beautiful People, Doctor Who, Holby City, and Goodness Gracious Me, amongste many others.

    The complete Romeo and Juliet cast includes Marisa Berenson (Lady Capulet), Jack Colgrave Hirst (Benvolio), Tom Hanson (Paris), Matthew Hawksley (Anthony), Taylor James (Prince), Ansu Kabia (Tybalt), Racheal Ofori (Potpan), Nikki Patel (Balthasar), Chris Porter (Lord Montague), Zoë Rainey (Lady Montague), Michael Rouse (Lord Capulet), Samuel Valentine (Friar Laurence), and Kathryn Wilder (Peta/Apothecary).

    Romeo and Juliet tickets are bookable from Thursday 12 May until Saturday 13 August 2016 at London's Garrick Theatre.