Tom Holland to Star in 'Pulsating New Vision' of “Romeo and Juliet” on London's West End

The 12-week limited run will begin in May

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Tom Holland

Tom Holland is headlining a new take on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

The Spider-Man: No Way Home actor, 27, will star as Romeo in an upcoming stage production of the tragic romance on London's West End. A tagline for the show reads: "Violent delights have violent ends."

Described as director "Jamie Lloyd's pulsating new vision of Shakespeare’s immortal tale of wordsmiths, rhymers, lovers and fighters," the show will have a "strictly limited run from May 2024," according to its official website. It'll be for 12 weeks at Duke of York's Theatre. Tickets go on sale Feb. 13.

Holland previously performed onstage in the West End production of Billy Elliot The Musical in 2008 at age 12.

"Tom Holland is one of the greatest, most exciting young actors in the world. It is an honor to welcome him back to the West End," said director Lloyd in a statement shared by Playbill.

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Holland told Backstage in 2021 about starting in theater and continuing to train his acting skills.

“I’d be so naive to say that my training is finished. Acting is a muscle, and it’s something that can always get stronger," he explained at the time. "Whenever you work with new people, regardless of whether you think they’re good or not, you will always learn something from them. I’m continuing to learn every day."

He added, "I’m learning about directing, learning about producing, learning about writing. All of those things are helping me become a better actor."

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