Kenneth Branagh presents Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ at Del Oro |

Kenneth Branagh presents Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ at Del Oro

Kenneth Branagh presents Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ at Del Oro on Wednesday, Sept. 14.,
Photo by Johan Persson |

In the spirit of the Metropolitan Opera Live, National Theatre Live and other live broadcasts, Kenneth Branagh launched his own season of cinema broadcasts from The Garrick Theatre in London this year. The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live began in February with Judi Dench in The Winter’s Tale. The season continues in September with Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, starring Lily James, Richard Madden, and Derek Jacobi. The play will show Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7:15 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Del Oro Theatre.

Kenneth Branagh co-directs Romeo & Juliet with Rob Ashford, reuniting with the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella: Richard Madden and Lily James, as Romeo and Juliet. The production also features Sir Derek Jacobi as Mercutio and Meera Syal as The Nurse.

Branagh says of the theatre to cinema concept, “the marriage between theatre and film was woven in from the beginning of our plans. I feel it’s an exciting and very happy marriage.”

In this well-known and beloved tragedy, a longstanding feud between Verona’s Montague and Capulet families brings about devastating consequences for two young lovers caught in the conflict. Branagh and his creative team present a modern passionate version of the classic tragedy.

Tickets for Romeo & Juliet are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors, students and children 12 and under. Advance tickets are available now at the Del Oro Box Office or online at The Del Oro Theatre is located at 165 Mill St. in downtown Grass Valley. For more information, please call 530-477-1100 or visit For more information about Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, visit

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User

Activities and Events

See more