Theatre – Hit West End play SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE comes to Theatre Royal Nottm 16-20

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SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard

and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall with music by Paddy Cunneen

 

A BRAND NEW PRODUCTION OF THE HIT WEST END PLAY SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

COMES TO THE THEATRE ROYAL NOTTINGHAM ON 16-20 OCTOBER 2018

This critically acclaimed West End play, directed by Phillip Breen, opens at the Theatre Royal Nottingham on Tuesday 16 to Saturday 20 October as part of a UK wide tour this Autumn.

'Shakespearfe in Love' rehearsal

 

Pierro Niel-Mee will star as Will Shakespeare with Imogen Daines as Viola, Rob Edwards as Fennyman, Geraldine Alexander as the Queen, Edmund Kingsley as Kit Marlowe, Bill Ward as Wessex, Ian Hughes as Henslowe, Giles Taylor as Tilney and De Lesseps, Edward Harrison as Burbage and Phillip Labey as Sam. The cast also includes Rowan Polonski as Ned Alleyn/Catling, Kevin N Golding as Lambert/Wabash, Joshua Richards as Frees/Ralph, Jonathan Blaydon as Nol/Valentine, Richard Rowe McGhie as Adam, Rosalind Steele as Molly, Toby Webster as Peter/Robin and Jazmine Wilkinson as Webster/Mistress Quickly.

The Oscar-winning film Shakespeare in Love written by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and starring Judi Dench, Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow went on to win seven Academy Awards, including best screenplay, following its premiere in 1998. It was adapted for stage by Lee Hall, with music by Paddy Cunneen, and opened for a triumphant West End run in 2014 to both critical and public acclaim.

Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block… the deadline for his new play – a comedy called Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter – is fast approaching, he’s struggling to finish the first line of a sonnet and he’s in dire need of inspiration. Then he meets the beguiling Viola de Lesseps, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant. Viola is prepared to do anything – including risking the frosty disapproval of Queen Elizabeth I – to fulfil her illicit dream of performing on the London stage and pursuing a passionate affair with the greatest playwright of the age.

Directed by Phillip Breen with design by Max Jones, lighting by Tina MacHugh, sound by Dyfan Jones, movement by Ayse Tashkiran, music by Paddy Cunneen and with Associate Producers Rebecca Stafford, Eilene Davidson and Mark Puddle.

Shakespeare in Love

Theatre Royal Nottingham

Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 October 2018

Tue-Sat evenings 7.30pm, Wed & Thu matinee 2pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm

£18 – £38.50 plus discounts for Royal Members*, Under 16s, and Groups www.trch.co.uk 0115 989 5555

*Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Nottingham Royal Membership scheme offering ticket discounts, exclusive pre-sales, meet the cast nights and more www.trch.co.uk/membership

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