Shakespeare in Love – Noel Coward Thetare

Shakespeare in Love

This show came highly recommended and was without doubt good fun – a real crowd pleaser which would tickle the funny bones of young or old.

It does a great job of bringing the hugely successful film to the stage- the set is innovative, the cast work brilliantly together and the bawdiness of the film is adapted but doesn’t lose its good humour. It’s slick – directed by Rupert Goold (American Psycho, Enron) the professionalism is apparent, and the comic timing immaculate.

However, I can’t say that it set my world on fire… I’m incredibly fussy and probably too partial to a musical, and in a way I can’t put my finger on why. It may be that I know and love the film too well, so any repeated line seems like an imitation rather than to have sprung naturally from the story.

It is a great production, highly recommended. Go, take your parents and have a great laugh and a high quality show. Just don’t expect to leave breathless.

Thank you AGAIN to Rebecca from Official Theatre and for the ticket. It’s wonderful to be able to review more mainstream shows on here and you make it possible!

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