About Shakespeare In Love
Based on the hit movie, Shakespeare in Love bursts onto life on the London stage at the Noel Coward Theatre.
In Shakespeare in Love, promising young playwright Will Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block until he finds his muse in the form of passionate noblewoman, Viola De Lesseps. Their forbidden love draws many others, including Queen Elizabeth, into the drama and inspires Will to write the greatest love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet.
★★★★★‘A STIRRING LOVE STORY, DELIGHTFUL, FUNNY AND MOVING. A JOYOUS CELEBRATION OF THEATRE’ Daily Telegraph
★★★★★‘Sheer stage poetry mixed with EFFERVESCENT FUN. MAKES YOU FEEL GRATEFUL TO BE ALIVE’ The Independent
★★★★★‘A SWOONING DELIGHT’ Daily Mail
★★★★ 'A love letter to theatre itself’ The Guardian
★★★★‘Declan Donnellan’s vibrant and ingeniously fluid stage production’ The Times
★★★★ ‘Declan Donnellan’s witty, rumbustious and enjoyable production. JOYOUS’ Financial Times
Tom Bateman plays the role of Will Shakespeare with Lucy Briggs-Owen as Viola De Lesseps. The cast also includes Ian Bartholomew (Tilney), Tony Bell (Ralph) and Anna Carteret (Queen Elizabeth).
Based on the Oscar-winning screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard Shakespeare in Love at the Noel Coward Theatre has been adapted for the stage by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot). The production is directed by Declan Donnellan and designed by Nick Ormerod, the driving force behind the world-renowned theatre company, Cheek by Jowl.
This sweeping romantic comedy will transport you back to Shakespeare’s London, teeming with vibrant colours, characters, music and life. Oh, and there’s a bit with a dog!
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