Romeo and Juliet (2002)

By William Shakespeare

This 2002 production, directed by Dominic Hill, was set in 1950s Italy and saw Benedict Cumberbatch take on the role of Benvolio.
Romeo and Juliet (2002)
Photo: Alastair Muir

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The Guardian

"..Quietly eye-catching performance from Benedict Cumberbatch, whose watchful Benvolio seems to carry the whole weight of the tragedy on his frail shoulders."

What's On Stage

"..director Dominic Hill neatly encompasses a world of contradictions and extremes."