THE PRODUCERS of & Juliet – the West End’s joyous and fun-loving new musical – have announced there will be a special sing-a-long performance of the acclaimed show at the Shaftesbury Theatre on Tuesday, May 12.
The musical, which has recently extended its booking period through until October 2020, contains many of the biggest and most anthemic songs of the last 30 years, including Baby One More Time, Everybody (Backstreet’s Back), Love Me Like You Do, Confident, It’s My Life, Can’t Feel My Face and the roof-raising Roar.
The special sing-a-long performance, complete with screens displaying the lyrics to every song, will give theatregoers and fans of the show the chance to join in with the cast, which is led by Miriam-Teak Lee in the role of Juliet.
& Juliet features the music of Max Martin, the acclaimed songwriter behind some of pop’s most iconic songs, which have been recorded by artists including Backstreet Boys, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Ariana Grande. The hits have been arranged for the musical by Tony and Grammy award-winning orchestrator Bill Sherman.
Luke Sheppard, the director of the production, said: “During our first 100 shows at the Shaftesbury Theatre, we’ve been reminded again and again that audiences love the songs of & Juliet. We wanted to create a special occasion where everyone is welcome to join in and have as much fun singing our songs as the actors do every night – when normally we ask the audience to leave the performing to them.
“A key message of the show is celebrating inclusivity through the magic of theatre, and our hope is that this event continues to open up this show to new audiences as well as those who want to experience the show in a unique way.”