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