‘Romeo And Juliet’ Director Slams Racial Abuse At Title Star


The producers of a forthcoming West Finish manufacturing of Romeo and Juliet, starring Tom Holland, have condemned “deplorable racial abuse” aimed toward his co-star.

The Spider-Man actor will play Romeo within the new manufacturing in London, and its full solid was introduced final week, together with Francesca Amewudah-Rivers as Juliet.

Now, the BBC stories that Jamie Lloyd Firm stated there had been a “barrage of deplorable racial abuse directed in direction of a member of firm.”

Their assertion stated:

“This should cease. We’re working with a outstanding group of artists. We insist that they’re free to create work with out going through on-line harassment. We are going to proceed to assist and defend everybody in our firm in any respect prices. Any abuse is not going to be tolerated and shall be reported. Bullying and harassment haven’t any place on-line, in our trade or in our wider communities.”

Amewudah-Rivers is making her West Finish debut within the play, with Holland returning to the stage the place he beforehand starred in Billy Elliot The Musical as a baby. Jamie Lloyd will direct.

Amewudah-Rivers beforehand appeared in two seasons of BBC sequence Unhealthy Schooling and three quick movies. She has stage expertise in productions on the Globe and Lyric Hammersmith amongst different venues.

The present will debut on Might 11 and is booked to run till August 3.

Additionally starring within the anticipated present shall be Freema Agyeman (Nurse), Michael Balogun (Friar), Tomiwa Edun (Capulet), Mia Jerome (Montague), Daniel Quinn-Toye (Paris), Ray Sesay (Tybalt), Nima Taleghani (Benvolio), Joshua-Alexander Williams (Mercutio) and Callum Heinrich and Kody Mortimer (Digicam Operators).


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