The Luna Cinema At Hampton Court Palace: Romeo + Juliet
O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?
It's summertime people and this could only mean one thing – all hail open air cinema. Al fresco screening magicians The Luna Cinema are here to turn your summer evenings into unforgettable memories. Taking over the best venues in the capital they put on movies that will make you laugh, cry, jump and scream. For this one, get ready for Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 adaptation of literature's most famous and tragic love story, Romeo And Juliet. Taking the original tale and shifting it slightly, we have two warring business empires, but still the same complications between Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo and Claire Danes as Juliet. Relocated from fair Verona to Verona Beach, USA, this vibrant, zeitgeisty mid-90s adaptation retains the bard's original dialogue, performed with gusto by a hip young cast and set to a perfectly-pitched soundtrack, featuring Radiohead, The Cardigans, Des'ree, Garbage among others. The film is studded with fantastic supporting performances from John Leguizamo (Tybalt), Harold Perrineau (Mercutio), Pete Postlethwaite (Friar Laurence), Miriam Margolyes (Nurse) and many more. "Bold, brassy, hugely inventive and accessible and, in a strange way, just right." – Empire "The most aggressively modern, assertively trendy adaptations of Shakespeare ever filmed." – Variety Certificate: 12A. Runtime: 1 hour 55 minutes. Best available seating.
"Shakespeare has never been this sexy onscreen."