Shakespeare In Love, based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall. Director Declan Donnellan, designer Nick Ormerod.
Tickets are now on sale, Friday 31 January 2014 for the stage premiere of Shakespeare in Love. The play, which opens at London’s Noël Coward Theatre, previews from 2nd July 2014 with opening night on Wednesday 23rd July 2014.
From the acclaimed Academy Award®-winning screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, this world premiere has been adapted for the stage by Lee Hall. Featuring a company of over 30 actors and musicians, this new play will be directed by Declan Donnellan and designed by Nick Ormerod. Shakespeare in Love will be produced by Disney Theatrical Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions.
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.
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!
Lee Hall, who has worked as a writer across theatre, TV, radio and film, won the 2009 Tony Award® for Best Book for his stage adaptation of Billy Elliot. In 2008, Hall won the London Evening Standard Award, Best Play for The Pitman Painters. Hall has been writer in residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Live Theatre and his screenplay for War Horse was directed by Steven Spielberg in 2011.
Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod formed Cheek by Jowl in 1981 and have since directed and designed over 30 productions for the company which have been performed in over 300 cities in 40 countries all over the world. With Cheek by Jowl, Donnellan and Ormerod have reimagined many of Shakespeare’s texts including the all male As You Like It, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Troilus and Cressida and Othello. Cheek by Jowl is an associate company of the Barbican in London where forthcoming collaborations include ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore from 9 April 2014 and Ubu Roi from 18 June 2014.
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Noël Coward Theatre,
St Martin’s Lane, London. WC2N 4AU
Preview performances from 2nd to 22nd July 2014
Opening Night: 23rd July 2014 at 7pm
Evenings: Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm