Sharon 'n' Barry Do Romeo & Juliet

London theatre news: Tuesday 2 February 2021

Comedy - Online

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch will present the world premiere of a new comedy, Sharon 'n' Barry do 'Romeo & Juliet', on Zoom from 25 February 2021.
Sharon 'n' Barry Do 'Romeo & Juliet' - Online from Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

Image courtesy Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch has announced the world premiere of a new comedy -

Sharon 'n' Barry do 'Romeo & Juliet - scheduled to play on Zoom from 25 February to 6 March 2021.

A touching take on Shakespeare's most romantic and well-known story, the play will be performed live in real time.

Queen's Theatre's artistic director, Douglas Rintoul will direct this new work which builds on a year of digital innovation at the venue during 2020, which saw the international streaming of co-production The Hired Man, live streamed community response piece Here I Am and world premiere of award nominated digital theatre piece Misfits.

Mr Rintoul said ...

"Once again we're heading into rehearsals during a lockdown to bring audiences some live theatre.

We were desperate to make something fun and joyous, so I am chuffed that we're announcing details of our new comedy, Sharon 'n' Barry do 'Romeo & Juliet'.

It's something daft and beautiful that we hope will brighten up these last winter weeks.'

Show listing information


An everyday comedy

Sharon and Barry are done with baking, Joe Wicks & Netflix and have stumbled upon Sharon's old battered school text of Romeo & Juliet in their loft.

After a bit of a read and a watch of the classic, the couple's been inspired to have a crack at the play themselves…

They've hacked out the boring bits, worked out playing all the parts, and the props have just arrived from Amazon!

So, join them live from their living room for this inadvertently hilarious, but surprisingly touching, take on Shakespeare's most romantic story.


David Nellist - Barry

Joanne Seymour - Sharon

Jessica Rothon - alternating as Sharon and Barry's niece/nephew

Jack Scannell-Wood - alternating as Sharon and Barry's niece/nephew


Director: Douglas Rintoul
Lighting: Stephen Pemble
Sound: Michael Bennett
Production: Queen's Theatre Hornchurch




From: Thursday 25 February 2021

Closes: Saturday 6 March 2021


Standard: £8 + 65p QRenew Fee

Buy tickets button


Show website
ActDrop full listing for Sharon 'n' Barry Do 'Romeo & Juliet'

About London theatre news from ActDrop

We cover all kinds of news stories about theatre in the London area including items about West End, Fringe, Off West End and other venues, as well as new shows coming to the capital, theatre events like scratch nights, theatre festivals and other interesting theatre news that can't be so easily classified!

We'd love to hear from you if you have a news story we can share with theatre-goers.

Just use this form to contact us.

If you are a producer, PR agent or a representative of a theatre company, we have a special page just for you.

And thanks for visiting ActDrop!


Buy tickets for Anything Goes at the Barbican