Tom Stoppard. Photo: © Matt Humphrey
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
By Tom Stoppard, Lee Hall & Marc Norman (UK)
6 F, 18 M
Play with music
English original text
Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block… the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he’s in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play.
Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece.
“Funny, often genuinely moving, and generates a glow you could warm your hands by… The best British comedy since One Man, Two Guvnors and deserves equal success.” – Daily Telegraph “An absolute joy from beginning to end!” – Daily Express “There’s the elating sense that the material – with its rivalry between the public playhouses echoing between the Monatgues and the Capulets – is reveling in its natural elements in the theatre… It makes you feel grateful to be alive.” – The Independent “Marvelously fluid, riotously funny, and often intensely, even startlingly poignant… This may be, in part at least, a comedy about Shakespeare falling in love; but joking aside, it could just make you fall, all over again, in love with Shakespeare.” – Chicago Tribune