Spider-Man star Tom Holland returns to the West End next month to take on Shakespeare's lovestruck hero Romeo.

The Kingston-born actor plays opposite Francesca Amewudah-Rivers as Juliet in The Jamie Lloyd Company's new production at the Duke of York's Theatre.

Ray Sesay plays Tybalt, Nima Taleghani Benvolio, and Joshua-Alexander Williams Mercutio in the production which is directed by Lloyd.

It opens on Thursday 23 May and runs until Saturday 3 August 2024.

Tom Holland, who got his first break playing Billy Elliott on the London stage said: "Beyond excited to announce our cast for Romeo and Juliet. I can’t wait to get started and I know we’ll create something really special together."

Francesca Amewudah-Rivers added: "I'm so grateful to be making my West End debut as Juliet with The Jamie Lloyd Company. It's a dream to be joining this team of incredible artists with Jamie at the helm. I'm excited to bring a fresh energy to this story alongside Tom, and to welcome new audiences to the theatre."

Jamie Lloyd, whose production of Sunset Boulevard has been nominated for countless awards, commented: "I’m very excited to introduce the amazing cast who will be joining the incredible Tom Holland in Romeo & Juliet, including Francesca Amewudah-Rivers — an exceptional young artist."

As part of The Jamie Lloyd Company’s commitment to accessibility, there are 5000 tickets available at £25 for under 30s, key workers and those receiving government benefits on sale from Wednesday 10 April at 10am from www.romeoandjulietLDN.com