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Spiderman star Tom Holland makes West End return in new production of Romeo & Juliet

Tom Holland (PA Archive)
Tom Holland (PA Archive)

Spiderman star Tom Holland is set to appear in the West End in a new production of Romeo & Juliet.

The actor will played the doomed lover in Shakespeare's romantic classic in a new production directed by Jamie Lloyd at the Duke of York's Theatre.

Lloyd, who recently directed Nicole Scherzinger in Sunset Boulevard, said: “Tom Holland is one of the greatest, most exciting young actors in the world. It is an honour to welcome him back to the West End."

Tom Holland in Romeo & Juliet (Isaac Anthony August)
Tom Holland in Romeo & Juliet (Isaac Anthony August)

The show will run from May 11 to August 3 with further casting still to be announced.

Around 10,000 tickets for the show, which is sure to be a sell-out, will be on sale for £25 and under with half of them reserved for under 30s, key workers and those receiving government benefits.

Holland's career started aged nine when he auditioned for a supporting role in Billy Elliot the Musical and went on to play the lead character.