Freddie Fox joins cast of Romeo and Juliet

Freddie Fox joins cast of Romeo and Juliet

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It’s been announced that Freddie Fox will be joining Sir Kenneth Branagh’s production of Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick Theatre

Freddie Fox to star in Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick Theatre

Fox will share the role of Romeo with Richard Madden, who is said to be making a good recovery after injuring his ankle. Madden’s replacement, Tom Hanson, also hurt is leg, leaving the play without its male lead and its stand-in male lead.

Hanson had played the part of Paris in the production as well as stepping into Romeo’s shoes when Richard Madden got injured. However, Tom Hanson also injured his leg and is unable to perform.

Doctors told Richard Madden he must rest his ankle between performances and sharing the role of Romeo with Fox will give Richard Madden sufficient time for his injured ankle to heal.

Admitting that “Sometimes things do not go to plan in theatre,” Sir Kenneth said he was thrilled to welcome Freddie Fox to the show.

Freddie Fox is no stranger to playing Romeo, having played the Shakespearean protagonist at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

Talking about joining the Romeo and Juliet cast, Freddie Fox said:

“I am really pleased to be joining Lily, Derek, Meera and the company. I look forward to continuing the exciting work that Richard and Tom have created in this wonderful production, and to bringing my own experience and passion for the role of Romeo.”

Following some intensive rehearsing with co-star Lily James and the rest of the cast and crew over a 48-hour period, Freddie Fox joins the show on Tuesday 26 July.

You can buy tickets to watch Freddie Fox, Lily James and the rest of the fabulous cast in Sir Kenneth Branagh’s production of Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick Theatre from Shows In London.

Romeo and Juliet is playing at the Garrick Theatre until 13 August, 2016.