The Shakespeare classic interpreted as a musical by Frenchman Gerard Presgurvic, with English language lyrics by Don Black (lyricist for Andrew Lloyd Webber's current smash, Bombay Dreams) & David Freeman.
The show premiered Palais des Congres in Paris in January 2001 and was a huge success.
Unlike Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic West Side Story, which transplanted Shakespeare's classic love story to 20th-century gangland New York, Romeo and Juliet - The Musical will stay faithful to the original . While the dialogue will be updated and modern pop music added, the story and characters as well as the ancient Verona setting will remain.
The London cast features singer Jane McDonald in her West End musical debut.