PLEASE NOTE WHEN BOOKING – ROW Q has some brief temporary sightline issues at some points during this production.
Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola’s father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola’s passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing – Romeo and Juliet.
With opening night – and the wedding day – fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy?
The Oscar-winning film Shakespeare in Love
This romantic comedy transports audiences back to Shakespeare’s London in a production that is full of energy, colour, spectacle and love.
The Garrick Ensemble is a company of 18 – 30 year old aspiring actors from Greater Manchester and Cheshire who perform one production each year as part of the Altrincham Garrick Playhouse Main House Season. The production will be directed by Artistic Director Joseph Meighan.
The Garrick Ensemble aims to make theatre that is fresh, innovative and exciting. See the very best of local, up and coming talent before they move forward in the next stages of their careers in the Arts.
Age Guidance: 12+
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE is officially a FIVE STAR Production!
“The entire Garrick ensemble must be congratulated for such an uplifting, professional, inspiring performance. The talent on the stage was outstanding.”
Read the full review from Angela Kelly at North West End HERE
“…this was a highly entertaining and engaging production, which is fully deserving of full houses every night, full of theatre folk and theatre-lovers. It’s possibly a chance-in-a-lifetime production too, as I have never seen this on stage before…” Matthew Dougall at Number 9
Read the full review HERE
Described as “Unmissable” by Rick Bowen at StageStruck
“I HAVE been reviewing Garrick productions for nearly 40 years – I really am THAT old – and Shakespeare in Love gave me one of the best evenings I’ve ever had at this theatre.”
Read the full review HERE
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