Actor Alex Gilbreath

Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare
Shakespeare's Globe
Directed by Dominic Dromgoole

Alex Gilbreath played Juliet opposite David Tennant's Romeo in Michael Boyd's RSC production in 2000.

Alex suggests that Juliet's "Gallop apace" speech is an honest portrait of sexual awakening and identifies how disruption to the text's iambic pentameter implies a play about chaos.

Production duration: 31 min 20 sec

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Cast & creative team


  • Romeo
    Adetomiwa Edun
  • Juliet
    Ellie Kendrick
  • Benvolio
    Jack Farthing
  • Mercutio
    Philip Cumbus
  • Lady Montague
    Holly Atkins
  • Montague
    Michael O'Hagen
  • Lady Capulet
    Miranda Foster
  • Capulet
    Ian Redford
  • Tybalt
    Ukweli Roach
  • Paris
    Tom Stuart
  • Nurse
    Penny Layden
  • Friar Lawrence
    Rawiri Paratene
  • The Prince
    Andrew Vincent
  • Abraham/Apothecary/Chorus
    Graham Vick
  • Balthazar/Peter/Gregory/Chorus
    Fergal McElherron
  • Sampson/Friar John/Constable/Chorus
    James Lailey
  • Musician
    William Lyons
  • Musician
    Nicholas Perry
  • Musician
    Arngeir Hauksson
  • Musician
    Sharon Lindo
  • Musician
    Amy Kelly


  • William Shakespeare
  • Dominic Dromgoole
  • William Lyons
    Musical Director
  • Sian Williams
  • Nigel Hess
  • Simon Daw
  • Giles Block
    Text Work
  • Glynn MacDonald
    Movement Work
  • Jan Haydn Rowles
    Voice/Dialect Work