After his performance in Romeo And Juliet, Tom Holland relaxes with a cup of tea at Duke of York Theatre

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Tom Holland enjoyed a post-show cup of tea and proudly waved to fans as he left the Duke of York’s Theatre after another performance of Romeo and Juliet on Saturday. 

The Spider-Man actor, 27, stars as Romeo in the Jamie Lloyd production alongside Francesca Amewudah-Rivers as Juliet.

Tom was greeted by enthusiastic audience members as he headed out of the London theatre on Saturday evening. 

He was spotted exiting the theatre gripping a trusty cup of tea before getting into a car while surrounded by adoring fans holding up camera phones. 

The Marvel star kept things casual post-performance as he sported a dark red long-sleeved polo shirt with black lining, as well as a pair of relaxed ribbed trousers and white trainers.

After his performance in Romeo And Juliet, Tom Holland relaxes with a cup of tea at Duke of York Theatre

Tom Holland enjoyed a post-show cup of tea and proudly waved to fans as he left the Duke of York’s Theatre after another performance of Romeo and Juliet on Saturday

The Spider-Man actor, 27, stars as Romeo in the Jamie Lloyd production alongside Francesca Amewudah-Rivers as Juliet

The Spider-Man actor, 27, stars as Romeo in the Jamie Lloyd production alongside Francesca Amewudah-Rivers as Juliet

Tom has plenty to smile about, as the initial reactions to the modern adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy have been very positive.

After being delayed due to technical issues, Romeo & Juliet finally opened in the West End on Monday, with the first attendees taking to social media giving their initial reviews.

The first night of previews was originally scheduled for Saturday, but the show was cancelled due to ‘technical aspects of the production needing further preparation.’

Audience members singled out lead stars Tom and Juliet actress, Francesca, as ‘amazing’ and a ‘superb casting’.

Spilling the beans about what audiences can expect, many teased that the production was ‘violent’ and ‘creative’ with ‘unexpected humour’ and ‘lots of kissing’.

One woman who watched the production told MailOnline: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it. It was an amazing production and a brilliant performance by Tom.

‘It was absolutely brilliant – there were so many jaw-dropping moments. The use of technology was incredible. There were cameramen who were part of the cast filming parts of it.

‘They weren’t just using the stage. They started in the dressing room, at one point they were in the bar then some of it took place out on the roof of the theatre – well I suppose that is where you would expect to find Spider-Man.

Tom was greeted by enthusiastic audience members as he headed out of the London theatre on Saturday evenin

Tom was greeted by enthusiastic audience members as he headed out of the London theatre on Saturday evenin

He was spotted exiting the theatre gripping a trusty cup of tea

He was spotted exiting the theatre gripping a trusty cup of tea 

Tom then got into a car while surrounded by adoring fans holding up camera phones

Tom then got into a car while surrounded by adoring fans holding up camera phones

Tom has plenty to smile about, as the initial reactions to the modern adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy have been very positive

Tom has plenty to smile about, as the initial reactions to the modern adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy have been very positive

After being delayed due to technical issues, Romeo & Juliet finally opened in the West End on Monday, with the first attendees taking to social media giving their initial reviews

After being delayed due to technical issues, Romeo & Juliet finally opened in the West End on Monday, with the first attendees taking to social media giving their initial reviews 

‘The only thing that was missing was the balcony scene – but then Tom came out at the end and did one after the show.

‘The whole thing was a real triumph. At the end there was a standing ovation from everyone in the audience. As Tom left the stage he did a little fist pump – you could see how much it meant to him.’

However, attendees were divided over award-winning director Jamie’s signature stripped-back staging, with several branding it ‘underwhelming’.

Photos shared online of the set show a modern and industrial style, with a large iron fence and block letters spelling out Verona, where the play is set, while the cast sported casual outfits, like black hoodies and T-shirts.

Snaps and videos taken at the curtain call showed an emotional Tom and Francesca hugging before being joined by the rest of the cast for a bow. 

The play also stars Freema Agyeman (Nurse), Michael Balogun (Friar), Tomiwa Edun (Capulet), Mia Jerome (Montague), Daniel Quinn-Toye (Paris), Ray Sesay (Tybalt), Nima Taleghani (Benvolio), Joshua-Alexander Williams (Mercutio), and Callum Heinrich and Kody Mortimer (Camera Operators).

They then made their way to the balcony of the Duke of York’s Theatre to wave at the huge crowds outside, who had gathered to catch a glimpse of the stars.

Audience members singled out lead stars Tom and Juliet actress, Francesca Amewudah-Rivers, as 'amazing' and a 'superb casting'

Audience members singled out lead stars Tom and Juliet actress, Francesca Amewudah-Rivers, as ‘amazing’ and a ‘superb casting’

The play also stars Freema Agyeman (Nurse), Michael Balogun (Friar), Tomiwa Edun (Capulet), Mia Jerome (Montague), Daniel Quinn-Toye (Paris), Ray Sesay (Tybalt), Nima Taleghani (Benvolio), Joshua-Alexander Williams (Mercutio), and Callum Heinrich and Kody Mortimer (Camera Operators)

The play also stars Freema Agyeman (Nurse), Michael Balogun (Friar), Tomiwa Edun (Capulet), Mia Jerome (Montague), Daniel Quinn-Toye (Paris), Ray Sesay (Tybalt), Nima Taleghani (Benvolio), Joshua-Alexander Williams (Mercutio), and Callum Heinrich and Kody Mortimer (Camera Operators) 

After the show, Tom took to his Instagram to pay tribute to his co-stars and confess that it was 'a highlight of my career'

After the show, Tom took to his Instagram to pay tribute to his co-stars and confess that it was ‘a highlight of my career’ 

The play marks Tom’s first return to the stage after his West End debut in 2008, when he played the lead role in Billy Elliot the Musical at 12 years old.

Speaking about his casting, Jamie, 43, 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.

After the show, Tom took to his Instagram to pay tribute to his co-stars and confess that it was ‘a highlight of my career’.

Sharing a photo with the cast, he wrote: ‘Tonight was the start of something so special. I’m beyond proud of our cast and crew who have gone above and beyond in every way.

‘I can’t wait for the rest of the run. Tonight was truly a highlight of my career and I’m so glad I get to share it with these incredible people. Love you all and see you tomorrow!’ 

The production is set to run for 12 weeks until August 3, before it will reportedly transfer to Broadway later this year. 

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