Shakespeare in Love

Noel Coward Theatre
West End

Plagued by debt, tormented by writer’s block and in desperate need of a new hit, promising new playwright Will Shakespeare finds his muse in the form of passionate young noblewoman, Viola De Lesseps. Their forbidden love soon draws everyone, including Queen Elizabeth herself, into the drama and inspires Will to write the greatest love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet.

Declan Donellan
Shakespeare in Love Schedule
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 2 July, 2014
Booking to: 
Saturday, 18 April, 2015
85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square

Our Review

Our greatest-ever playwright gets comparatively short-shrift in the West End these days, apart from the occasional stage sighting of a star vehicle (Catherine Tate and David Tennant in Much Ado About Nothing a few years ago; Mark Rylance in Twelfth Night, transferred from Shakespeare's Globe; or James McAvoy in Macbeth and Martin Freeman in Richard III both at Trafalgar Studios). But then it's... Read more

Our latest review of this show by Mark Shenton on 6 Feb 2015 can be found Here

It's a rom-com, imagining a moment in the young Shakespeare's London life: blocked and despondent, he glimpses a beautiful heiress, Viola de Lesseps, and discovers that she has already secretly enrolled herself in his company in boys' clothing for the part of... Read more

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