SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall

UK Tour
2018

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Winning no less than seven Oscars, the film of Shakespeare in Love, starring Judi Dench, Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow, became an instant classic. Adapted by Lee Hall for a triumphant West End run, this epic Elizabethan extravaganza is exuberant, witty, funny, and a beautiful homage to love, art, and theatre itself.

Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block… the deadline for his new play – a comedy called Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter – is fast approaching, he’s struggling to finish the first line of a sonnet and he’s in dire need of inspiration. Then he meets the beguiling Viola de Lesseps, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant. Viola is prepared to do anything – including risking the frosty disapproval of Queen Elizabeth I – to fulfil her illicit dream of performing on the London stage and pursuing a passionate affair with the greatest playwright of the age.

 

Bath Theatre Royal
Thursday 4 – Saturday 13 October 2018
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Nottingham Theatre Royal
Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 October 2018
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Malvern Festival Theatre
Tuesday 22 – Saturday 27 October 2018
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Oxford Playhouse
Tuesday 30 October – Saturday 3 November 2018
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Cambridge Arts Theatre
Monday 5 – Saturday 10 November 2018
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Edinburgh King’s Theatre 
Monday 12 – Saturday 17 November 2018
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Chichester Festival Theatre
Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 November 2018
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Director Philip Breen
Designer Max Jones
Lighting Designer Tina Machugh
Sound Designer Dyfan Jones
Movement Director Ayse Tashkiran
Composer Paddy Cunneen
Casting Director Ginny Schiller CDG

Presented by Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Theatre Royal Bath Productions by arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions