Age Restriction: Shakespeare In Love is recommended for children over the age of 12. The production contains a brief glimpse of nudity.
Important Info: There is a double safety rail along the front row of the balcony, which may hinder some people’s view. Patrons may need to lean forward from all seats, during certain scenes
Audiences flocked to see Shakespeare In Love when it landed on cinema screens back in 1998 and with that in mind it is clear that the new stage version, penned by Billy Elliot’s Lee Hall, is going to take the West End by storm.
The stage production will see one of the most successful British films of the last two decades find a new home on the stage, following in the footsteps of stand-out theatre productions like Billy Elliot The Musical and The Full Monty as British films that have made the successful transition.
Though the capital has many productions from the pen of William Shakespeare on its stages, this will be the only one where London theatre audiences can explore the love life of the Bard himself. The plot centres on Shakespeare as he embarks on a romantic affair during the time in which he was writing Romeo & Juliet with appearances from various well known figures of the era. This new relationship could help him overcome his writers’ block.
The original movie features Joseph Fiennes as Shakespaere with Gwyneth Paltrow and Judi Dench also among the cast. Undoubtedly audiences in the West End will witness performers with equal talent treading the boards.
Lee Hall is best known for penned both the movie Billy Elliot and its stage adaptation, though his work has also included The Pitmen Painters, also seen in the West End in recent years, Cooking With Elvis and I Luv You Jimmy Spud. His screen work has included Gabriel And Me, Pride And Prejudice, a screen version of The Wind in the Willows, Toast and War Horse, among others. He is perhaps one of the most celebrated writing talents in the country, evidenced by the Laurence Olivier Award to his name.
The movie managed to land a ton of awards when it was released and time will tell if the stage version follows in the same footsteps, but with Lee Hall working behind the scenes alongside director Declan Donnellan it is certain to be a much talked-about show in 2014.
|Booking From:||Friday, 17th April 2015|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 18th April 2015|
|Running Time:||2 hours 40 minutes|
|Age Restriction:||Shakespeare In Love is recommended for children over the age of 12. The production contains a brief glimpse of nudity.|
|Important Info:||There is a double safety rail along the front row of the balcony, which may hinder some people’s view. Patrons may need to lean forward from all seats, during certain scenes|
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