Regent’s Park open air theatre confirms title casting which opens the 2021 season on Thursday 17 June. 

Isabel Adomakoh Young who will play Juliet joined the RSC for the 2019 Swan Season (Venice Preserved, The Provoked Wife) on completing her training with the NYT Rep. She appeared in Meatballs (Hampstead) and with the acclaimed cabaret company Pecs Drag Kings. As a writer, her trilogy The Lionboy, co-written with her mum under the pseudonym Zizou Corder, has been published in 36 languages and was adapted for the stage by Complicité.

Isabel will be joined by Joel MacCormack who will play Romeo, he recently played the role of John Jasper in BBC Radio 4’s dramatization of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. On stage, he won the UK Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Play for Each His Own Wilderness (Orange Tree). Other credits include: Describe the Night (Hampstead), The Oresteia (Shakespeare’s Globe), Safe House (ITV), and film credits include Ready Player One directed by Steven Spielberg.

The production directed by Kimberley Sykes. Full casting to be announced in due course.


Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare begins Saturday 17 June – Saturday 24 July 2021. Find out more here.