I have been looking forward to this play ever since the Kenneth Branagh company announced their year in theatre last year. I’ve tried to convince my cousin earlier this year ,when we went to London, to try to fit in this play in our schedule. But since there were only two seats available and they were not next to each other, he decided to pass on it. I was not overly upset about not seeing it live since I knew it was going to be broadcasted in the cinema just over a month later.
The other reason I wanted to see this play was because I had seen the chemistry between Richard Madden and Lily James already when they were the romantic leads in Cinderella. I was hoping that this chemistry would show up in Romeo & Juliet even more.