Shakespeare meets pop culture: ‘& JULIET’ musical is coming to the Sands Theatre in September

Photo: Daniel Boud
Photo: Daniel Boud

The crew from a hit musical that spins the classic Romeo & Juliet tale is coming to Singapore to perform for a limited period of time later this year.

& JULIET, which remixes the most famous Shakespearean love story with pop songs from the last three decades, will make its Asian premiere and only Asian stop at the Sands Theatre in Marina Bay Sands from Sept. 21 to Oct. 8. 

“We have seen, time and time again, that audiences in Singapore love a good night out and & JULIET promises to do that. This remarkable production, takes decades of Max Martin’s extraordinary hits and wraps them around a hot new take on the greatest love story ever told – creating the biggest party in the city and we can’t wait to party in Singapore,” the musical’s producer Michael Cassel said in a news release.

The musical promises an uplifting story of self-discovery, empowerment and love on Juliet’s terms if the tale imagined a plot where the lead (spoiler alert) had not killed herself for Romeo and got a second chance at life.

This is backed up by numerous numbers of pop anthems including Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling, Katy Perry’s Roar, and older hits like Kelly Clarkson’s Since U Been Gone, Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time, Backstreet Boys’ Larger Than Life, and Celine Dion’s That’s The Way It Is.

The story is written by David West Read, who also wrote the Emmy Award-winning television series Schitt’s Creek, and music composed by five-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter Max Martin.

A scene from & JULIET. Photo: Daniel Boud

The cast will be coming from a blockbuster season in Melbourne where the response has been “wild,” according to organizers.

The show first premiered in 2019 at the Manchester Opera House in England where it then traveled to London and America and broken box office records and played to sold-out crowds.

But unfortunately for conservative Singapore, not everyone will be able to enjoy the show as the musical received an R18 rating due to three kissing scenes between male characters.

Tickets start S$68.

Photo: Daniel Boud

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