I’ve been a fan of the bard (William Shakespeare) since I was little; growing up in the theatre I was always hearing, learning or speaking his words and one of my favourite films ever was Shakespeare in Love, a fictional story of how the play Romeo and Juliet came about. It’s a beautiful romantic comedy and back in July it was brought to the stage at the Noel Coward Theatre.
My wonderful mum surprised my sister and I with tickets to go and see the show which is directed by Declan Donnellan and was adapted for stage by Lee Hall. It is even more hilarious than the film but still plucks at your heart strings. The cleverness of both the writing and the plot is that it could have been written by Shakespeare himself. Women masquerading as men, star-crossed lovers, duals and a performing dog.
Tom Batemen is a spectacular Will Shakespeare commanding the stage with his boyish charms and Lucy Briggs Owen almost matches him as his lover Viola De Lesseps. I could not fault a single actor in the show but honourable mentions should go to David Oakes as the charming and talented Marlowe and Doug Rao as the flamboyant Ned Alleyn.
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Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO
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