Adapted by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot), from the famous screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, the stage premiere of Shakespeare in Love takes an unusual look at the great writer through a fictional love affair, at Noel Coward Theatre.
Plagued by debt and suffering writer’s block, William Shakespeare is desperate to create another success. The promising young playwright discovers his muse in the form of a young noblewoman who stands out from the crowd. Their affair quickly draws in everyone from Queen Elizabeth to rival writers, inspiring young William to write his great love story, Romeo and Juliet.
Packed with clever, knowing jokes, this romantic comedy draws audiences into Shakespeare’s London, brimming with colourful characters, music and life.