Tom Holland delights fans as he makes West End return in new Romeo & Juliet production: ‘I actually cannot explain how excited I am!’

Tom Holland has announced his return to the West End in a new production of Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet.

The film and TV star, 27, best known for playing Peter Parker in the latest Spider-Man movies, will portray Romeo Montague in the Jamie Lloyd Company’s version of the romantic tragedy.

Director Lloyd, 43, said: ‘Tom Holland is one of the greatest, most exciting young actors in the world.

‘It is an honour to welcome him back to the West End.’

Tom made his stage debut as a child when he starred in Billy Elliot The Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London in 2008.

Tom Holland has announced his return to the West End in a new production of Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet

The film and TV star, 27, best known for playing Peter Parker in the latest Spider-Man movies, will portray Romeo Montague in the Jamie Lloyd Company's version of the romantic tragedy

The film and TV star, 27, best known for playing Peter Parker in the latest Spider-Man movies, will portray Romeo Montague in the Jamie Lloyd Company’s version of the romantic tragedy

Romeo And Juliet will mark his first West End role as an adult.

Tom’s loyal legion of fans went wild when the news was posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.

‘I actually cannot explain how excited I am for Tom Holland to be in Romeo and Juliet like this is HUGE?!??!!!’ tweeted one.

Another posted: ‘TOM HOLLAND GOING BACK TO THEATER. EVERYTHING IS GOING ACCORDING TO PLAN.’

‘Okay I’ve signed up for Romeo and Juliet presale because I WILL be seeing Tom Holland in person and I WILL be waiting at stage door after to meet him’ declared another, while another gushed ‘MY ROMEO’. 

Romeo And Juliet is a story that has been staged hundreds of times on the West End and The Crown actor Josh O’Connor and Irish star Jessie Buckley appeared in a version of the play, filmed for TV inside the National Theatre in 2021.

Other actors to have played Romeo on stage include Harry Potter star Alfred Enoch, The Lord Of The Rings actor Sir Ian McKellen, Game Of Thrones’ Sean Bean and Bodyguard actor Richard Madden.

Romeo And Juliet will run at the Duke Of York’s Theatre from May 11 to August 3.

Further casting is yet to be announced and general booking opens to the public on February 13 at 12pm.

Tom's loyal legion of fans went wild when the news was posted on X, formerly known as Twitter

Tom’s loyal legion of fans went wild when the news was posted on X, formerly known as Twitter

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