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Shakespeare in Love

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Running time: Act 1: 1 hour 5 minutes, Interval: 20 minutes, Act 2: 1 hour 10 minutes


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By special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Group and Sonia Friedman Productions

Winning no less than seven Academy Awards, including best screenplay, the 1998 film of Shakespeare in Love, starring Judi Dench, Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow, became an instant classic. Adapted by Lee Hall for a triumphant West End run, this epic Elizabethan extravaganza is exuberant, witty, funny, and a beautiful homage to love, art, and theatre itself.

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 regal 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.

Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, with music by Paddy Cunneen.


Royal Members
Save £5 on Tuesday 7.30pm performance, excluding Balcony seats and all Stalls & Upper Circle tickets £29.50 Wednesday & Thursday 2pm & 7.30pm performances.

Under 16s & Go Card Holders
Stalls & Upper Circle tickets £29.50, Tuesday to Thursday 7.30pm, Wednesday 2pm and Thursday 2pm performances.

Groups 10+
Stalls & Upper Circle tickets £29.50, Tuesday to Thursday 7.30pm, Wednesday 2pm & Thursday 2pm performances on bookings of 10 or more with 1 free ticket per 20 seats booked. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 7210622 to book.

No concessions in the Balcony, or for Friday 7.30pm & Saturday 2.30pm & 7.30pm performances.