Shakespeare In Love
Noel Coward Theatre
Noel Coward Theatre, St Martins Lane, London, London, WC2N 4AU
Approx. capacity: 872
The Noël Coward Theatre, formerly known as the Albery Theatre, is a West End theatre on St. Martin's Lane in the City of Westminster, London. It opened on 12 March 1903 as the New Theatre and was built by Sir Charles Wyndham behind Wyndham's Theatre which was completed in 1899. The building was designed by architect W. G. R. Sprague with an exterior in the classical style and an interior in the Rococo style. In 1973 it was renamed the Albery Theatre in tribute to the late Sir Bronson Albery who had presided as its manager for many years. Since September 2005, the theatre has been owned by Delfont-Mackintosh Ltd. It underwent major refurbishment in 2006, and was renamed the Noël Coward Theatre when it re-opened for the London premiere of Avenue Q on 1 June 2006. Noël Coward, one of Britain's greatest playwrights and actors, appeared in his own play, I'll Leave It To You, at the then New Theatre in 1920, the first West End production of one of his plays. The theatre seats 872 patrons on four levels. The building is now a Grade II Listed structure. It is one of the 40 theatres featured in the 2012 DVD documentary series Great West End Theatres, presented by Donald Sinden.
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Doors Open: 7:00PM
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Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions present
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
Director Declan Donnellan - Designer Nick Ormerod
Music Paddy Cunneen - Choreography Jane Gibson
Lighting Neil Austin - Sound Simon Baker
Previews 2 - 22 July 2014
Booking Period Until 25 October 2014
Suitable for Ages 12 and over. The production contains a brief glimpse of nudity.
Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes with one interval
Bursting into life on stage.
'I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all.'
Promising young playwright Will Shakespeare is tormented by writer's block until he finds his muse in the form of passionate noblewoman, Viola De Lesseps. Their forbidden love draws many others, including Queen Elizabeth, into the drama and inspires Will to write the greatest love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet.
Based on the Oscar-winning screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE has been adapted for the stage by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot). The production is directed by Declan Donnellan and designed by Nick Ormerod, the driving force behind the world-renowned theatre company, Cheek by Jowl.
This sweeping romantic comedy will transport you back to Shakespeare's London, teeming with vibrant colours, characters, music and life. Oh, and there's a bit with a dog!
Full Cast Details:
TIM VAN EYKEN
GAIETY, THE DOG
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