Verona simmers with tension. Two feuding families fight an undeclared war. Emotions run high and violence lies barely beneath the surface of everyday life. When love invades the city, it sparks a chain of events with catastrophic consequences as Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers are brought to life in Antic Disposition's vividly haunting new production of Romeo & Juliet. Exuding all the action, comedy and poignant romance associated with one of Shakespeare's most accessible and best-loved plays, Romeo and Juliet features well known TV actor Andrew Hayden-Smith as Romeo whilst Juliet is played by Ami Sayers, who recently played Viola in Antic Disposition's production of Twelfth Night. Following an early career in BBC children's drama Byker Grove and subsequently as a CBBC presenter, Andrew Hayden-Smith most recently appeared in the acclaimed new Doctor Who.