Catch Highlights from London's Stage Adaptation of Shakespeare in Love (Video)
18 Jul 2014
We all remember "Shakespeare in Love" when it was on screen, but the stage adaptation of the popular film is now playing at London's Noël Coward Theatre (St Martin’s Lane, WC2N 4AU) with a company of 28 actors and musicians plus one dog – proving to be a feat of romance, comedy and skillful stage craft.
The production is adapted by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot), directed by Declan Donnellan and designed by Nick Ormerod.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.