Shakespeare in Love is a comedy about the greatest love story almost never told. Wildly funny and full of mischief and romance, this new adaptation of the Academy Award-winning film arrives fresh from its critically acclaimed debut in London’s West End. Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block and fears he’ll never finish Romeo & Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter — until he meets Viola. Against a bustling backdrop of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, their forbidden romance inspires a masterpiece.
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall (Billy Elliott), the play is based on the award-winning motion picture by Marc Norman and acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Arcadia). Critics from both sides of the Atlantic have praised the new adaptation.