Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy / 18m, 6f
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.
Reviews5 STARS! "Funny, often genuinley 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,
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $125 per performance
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- Time Period: 16th Century / Elizabethan
- Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
Multiple locations in and around Elizabethan London
- Additional Features: Animal spot, Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music, Stage Combat
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
VIOLA DE LESSEPS
ROBIN / FREES
MOLLY / MISTRESS QUICKLY
SIR ROBERT DE LESSEPS
PETER / BARMAN
ADAM / BOATMAN
LAMBERT / GUARD
ENSEMBLE MEMBERS / MUSICIANS / ATTENDANTS
- Ensemble cast
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Room for Extras
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
Music Material Rental Packages
Shakespeare in Love - Rehearsal Piano
Performance tracks with all recorded music.
Production Handbook (Digital)
Vocal parts for the actors are available at the end of the acting edition.
Shakespeare in Love premiered on the West End at the Noel Coward Theatre in London in July 2014 under the direction of Declan Donnellan.