‘& JULIET’ has added this star of stage and screen to their Sydney run

What do you get when you combine an Emmy-Winning writer from Schitt’s Creek and the star from the 2017 musical film The Greatest Showman? The smash hit musical & JULIET.

The star of stage and screen Keala Settle is set to join the cast of & JULIET for the final weeks of the Australian tour as Angélique.

Settle is set to appear in the film adaptation of Wicked later this year and has had incredible stage performances in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Les Misérables and Waitress on Broadway. She also played Angélique in the West End production.

Settle excitedly noted:

I am ecstatic to be returning to this incredible show, stepping into this iconic role I had the privilege to play in LondonAngélique is bold, sassy and fiercely independent and it’s an honour to be carrying the baton forward from Australia’s own Casey Donovan. I cannot wait to return to this brilliant score and join storytelling forces with this beautiful Australian company, leaving it all on that stage for you, Sydney!

Keala Settle

Lorinda May Merrypor takes on the title role of Juliet, who has been hailed “A revelation” by The Age. Recent fangirls heartthrob Blake Appelqvist takes on the role of the other half of the star-crossed lovers. Broadway, West End, and Australian music theatre star Hayden Tee portrays Lance. Newcomers Jesse Dutlow as May and Yashith Fernando as Francois join the musical’s ensemble.

What is & JULIET about?

The musical flips the script on the greatest love story ever told. Have you ever pondered what might of unfolded if Juliet hadn’t ended it over Romeo? And Instead she seized a second chance at life and love on her own terms?

Juliet’s inspiring tale of self-discovery and empowerment comes alive through a collection of iconic pop anthems as timeless as her name. Nominated for 9 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, & JULIET is created by the Emmy-winning writer from Schitt’s Creek. It also features an iconic playlist of pop anthems. Some examples include Baby One More Time, Roar, Since You’ve Been Gone, Larger Than Life, Can’t Stop The Feeling, and more. 

& JULIET Australia

So, what more do I need to convince you to come along? Iconic pop songs, a star-studded cast AND a feminist message? & JULIET has it all.

& JULIET runs at the Sydney Lyric Theatre until the 12 July 2024. Get your tickets now.