Tom Holland hops from Spider-Man to Shakespeare's Romeo in the West End.

Tom Holland, the Spider-Man hero, will return to the London stage for his first major theatre role since his debut in Billy Elliot: The Musical. 

Holland will portray Romeo in director Jamie Lloyd's new West End production of Romeo and Juliet, which will run for 12 weeks at the Duke of York's Theatre beginning May 11.

Lloyd called Holland "one of the greatest, most exciting young actors in the world" and stated "it is an honour to welcome him back to the West End".

Holland, 27, has been playing Marvel's web-slinging superhero in blockbuster films since 2016. 

He announced last summer that he was taking a hiatus from acting after starring in the psychological thriller The Crowded Room on Apple TV+, which he also produced.

The star is already one of Britain's most well-known young cinema performers, although his career began on stage.

As a child, he attended a local dancing group before being discovered and encouraged to audition for the London production of Billy Elliot: The Musical,

which he joined in 2008 in the supporting role of Billy's friend Michael. He then played the major part and, after leaving the show, established himself as a film actor.

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