First look at Ted Lasso star Toheeb Jimoh in new project
Ted Lasso star Toheeb Jimoh features in an upcoming theatre production of Romeo and Juliet in London's West End.
The actor, who recently reprised the role of Sam in the third season of the Jason Sudeikis sports dramedy, will play Romeo opposite Isis Hainsworth's Juliet at the Almeida Theatre.
Directed by Rebecca Frecknall, the latest Shakespeare's adaptation will open with previews on June 6, followed by the show's official run from June 14 through to July 29, with tickets available to buy now.
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Alongside the two lead stars in the role of the star-crossed lovers, the production also stars Raphael Akuwudike as Balthazar, Miles Barrow as Benvolio, Amanda Bright as Lady Capulet, James Cooney as Paris, and Jack Riddiford as Mercutio.
Cast is rounded out by Jamie Ballard, Paul Higgins, Luke Cinque-White, Jyuddah Jaymes, Kieron Jecchinis, Jo McInnes, Daniel Phung, and Gideon Turner.
As for Jimoh's endeavours on the small screen, the actor recently sat down with Digital Spy to discuss his characters in both Ted Lasso and Prime Video's The Power.
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While Sam and Tunde may not have much in common at a first glance, the actor reflected on the importance of how Ted Lasso and The Power tackle toxic masculinity.
"These people are turning into different people just because of the worlds that they grew up in," Jimoh said of his characters.
"The Power and Ted Lasso are both speaking about how masculinity affects all of us and how important men are in the worlds that we grow up in because of the positions of privilege that they're in."
Tickets for Romeo and Juliet at the Almeida Theatre are on sale now.
Ted Lasso season 3 streams on Apple TV+, with new episodes every Wednesday.
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