Romeo + Juliet

William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
  • 1996
  • Australia/US
  • 120 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo, Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Sorvino, Diane Venora

The Strictly Ballroom director's treatment of the Shakespeare tragedy is a magnificent riot of colour, action and sexy teen romance, without any need to sacrifice the text. To call it 'MTV filmmaking' misses the point that the camera tricks and in-jokes don't in any way distract from the fact that Luhrmann has completely grasped the issues at the centre of the play. An intoxicating, breathtaking mix of Catholic iconography, high camp and street violence that's both deliciously feverish and studiedly cool.

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens And Glasshouses (0.0 miles)

12b Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 3TR
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Thu 14 Sep


Grassmarket Community Project, Edinburgh (0.0 miles)

86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QA
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Mon 3 Jul


  • 19:30 – 21:30

Highfield Park, St. Albans (0.0 miles)

Hill End Lane, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0RA
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Wed 26 Jul

£14.50 (Children £9.50)

National Trust: Wimpole Estate, Royston (0.0 miles)

Wimpole Hall Old Wimpole Road, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 0BW
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Sat 29 Jul


Westminster Abbey, London SW1P (0.0 miles)

Broad Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3PA
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Wed 16 Aug

£17.50 (Children £13.50)

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