Great Performances

PBS | 9:00 pm

Two of Britain's fastest-rising young stars — Josh O'Connor (Prince Charles in "The Crown") and Jessie Buckley (HBO's "Chernobyl") — play star-crossed lovers "Romeo and Juliet" in this stylized film of Simon Godwin's National Theatre staging of Shakespeare's timeless classic. This contemporary rendering of the play celebrates the power of theatrical imagination, moving from a no-frills rehearsal into a cinematic journey, some of which takes place in backstage areas of the Lyttleton Theatre. The cast also features Deborah Findlay, Tamsin Greig, Adrian Lester and Lucian Msamati.