Secret Cinema

Romeo + Juliet

Presented by Secret Cinema / Gunnersbury Park, London UK

Directed by Matthew Bennet & Thom Mitchell

Production Design by Stripeland x Tim Blazdell

We were thrilled to be given the task of designing the sun drenched world of Verona Beach from Baz Luhrmann’s iconic 1996 film, Romeo + Juliet. The scale of this project was epic – we built a full size opulent abandoned theatre, a dilapidated car mechanics (including petrol station), a lavish Mexican mansion, a funfair on the boardwalk, and a 90’s inspired neon rave. Every detail of the film was lovingly recreated – from the tongue-in-cheek Shakespearean puns on billboard adverts, to the graffiti sprayed on the side of buildings. 5000 audience members a night brought this place to life, and created an unforgettable and magical evening.

Photo credits: Luke Dyson & Camilla Greenwell

Secret Cinema Presents William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet. ©1996 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.