Rehearsal images for Romeo and Julie directed by Rachel O’Riordan and featuring a cast that includes Callum Scott Howells (It’s a Sin, Cabaret) are released today.

Romeo and Julie, a new play by Gary Owen and a co-production with Sherman Theatre, has its world premiere on the National Theatre’s Dorfman stage, playing from 14 February until 1 April with a press night on 21 February.

Two Welsh teens raised a few streets apart – but from entirely different worlds – crash into first love and are knocked off their feet. But at the crossroads to the rest of their lives, Julie’s family fears the worst in a world of unequal opportunity.

Following their critically acclaimed productions Iphigenia in Splott and Killology, director Rachel O’Riordan reunites with Gary Owen to deliver his new play inspired by Romeo and Juliet.

Callum Scott Howells plays Romeo and Rosie Sheehy plays Julie alongside Catrin Aaron, Paul Brennen and Anita Reynolds who complete the company.

Set and costume designer is Hayley Grindle, with lighting design by Jack Knowles, sound design by Gregory Clarke, staff director is Kwame Owusu and casting by Bryony Jarvis-Taylor.

Tickets are on sale now and available to book via the NT website.

Photo credit: Marc Brenner