& Juliet

Loved, loved this musical. Utterly camp. All the music is my exact era as a grew up. Britney Spears, Backstreet boys, N’Sync, P!nk, Kelly Clarkson and a bit of later stuff by Jessie J. Fantastic songs, I wondered how they got the right all the rights to the songs and it wasn’t til afterwards that I realised that all the songs were all written by Swedish pop songwriter extraordinaire, Max Martin, who has had more number one hits than any other songwriter in history.

The story is loosely based on ‘Romeo and Juliet’ but with a comedy musical twist and focuses on a “what if” scenario where Juilet doesn’t die at the end of the story. It’s cleverly done and really fun. Really enjoyed it and as a jukebox style musical it was great to know all the music and be able to mouth along to all the songs.