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.
5 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, Read More
5 STARS! "An absolute joy from beginning to end!" - Daily Express, Read More
"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 it's natural elements in the theatre...It makes you feel grateful to be alive." - The Independent, Read More
"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, Read More
- 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.