Romeo + Juliet

William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
  • 1996
  • Australia/US
  • 2h
  • 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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Kensington Palace and Gardens, London W8 (0.0 miles)

Palace Green, London, W8 4PX
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Tue 7 Aug

£17.50 (Children £13.50)

Kenwood House, London NW3 (0.0 miles)

Hampstead Lane, London, NW3 7JR
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Wed 18 Jul

£16.50 (Children £12)

One New Change, London EC4M (0.0 miles)

One New Change, London, EC4M 9AF
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Sun 5 Aug


Shaw House, Newbury (0.0 miles)

The Old Vicarage Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR
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Wed 1 Aug


Tooting Bec Common, London SW16 (0.0 miles)

Tooting Bec Road, London, SW16 1RT
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Wed 27 Jun

£15 (Children £10)

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