The Bard reborn

Shakespeare in Love stage version london credit johan perssonShall I compare thee to the Oscar-winning movie? It’s an inescapable association, but one this new stage version embraces wholeheartedly, with faithful re-creations of beloved scenes and the majority of Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard’s ingenious screenplay retained.

Yet unlike the proliferation of dubious screen-to-stage offerings, Shakespeare in Love is persuasive in its argument that it is an innately theatrical piece, peppering its ‘greatest hits’ adaptation with enough industry in-jokes and strong staging choices to attract discerning audiences alongside the inevitable film fans and tourists.

Read my full Bargain Theareland review here

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