'Lavishly costumed, with a wealth of comic talent on display, Simon Phillips’ production of Shakespeare In Love is terrific fun.'
'Shakespeare in Love is pure theatrical pleasure.'
'From the moment the lights come up on the set, this show is a sumptuous feast for the eye.'
'Shakespeare in Love may be one of MTC’s most lavish productions in years, but it has an earthiness to it, a knockabout honesty and vigour, that is unstuffy and entirely winning.'
Young Will Shakespeare has a bad case of writer’s block and desperately needs a muse. His new comedy, Romeo and Ethel the Pirate’s Daughter, is less than inspired and he’s running out of time to deliver his next masterpiece. That is, until he meets Viola, and a real-life Romeo and Juliet story starts to take hold. But Viola has a secret, and this damned Romeo play is turning out to be nothing like the comedy the Queen demanded.
Shakespeare in Love won seven Oscars in 1998 when Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes stole our hearts on screen. Now, Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman’s Academy Award-winning script has been transformed by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) into a side-splitting stage comedy with a stirring love story at its heart.
In a coup for MTC, this Australian Premiere production from acclaimed director Simon Phillips has been specially licensed by Disney Theatrical Productions. Don’t miss this unique theatrical event, which guarantees a rollicking night of romance and backstage fun, with lavish musical accompaniment.
Originally produced on the West End by Disney Theatrical Productions & Sonia Friedman Productions, directed by Declan Donnellan, and designed by Nick Ormerod.
|Performance Type||Performance Date(s)|
|Audio Described||Saturday 27 July at 2pm
Tuesday 30 July at 6.30pm
|Tactile Tour||Prior to the Saturday 27 July performance at 1pm|
|Saturday 3 August at 2pm
|Auslan Interpreted||Saturday 10 August, 2pm|