Young Will Shakespeare has a bad case of writer’s block and desperately needs a muse. His new comedy, Romeo and Ethel the Pirate’s Daughter, is less than inspired, and he’s running out of time to deliver it. That is, until he meets Viola, and a real-life Romeo and Juliet story starts to take hold. But Viola has a secret, and this damned Romeo play is turning out to be nothing like the comedy the Queen demanded.
Shakespeare in Love won seven Oscars in 1998 when Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes stole our hearts on screen. Now, Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman’s Academy Award–winning script has been transformed by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) into a side-splitting stage comedy with a stirring love story at its heart.
You could be one of 10 lucky people to win a double pass to Shakespeare in Love in our Red Feather Treasure Hunt. The winds of love have scattered 10 red feathers across Canberra; be the first to find one and you’re a winner! Be sure to follow our social media closely for daily clues to their location.
Full competition terms and conditions appear at https://canberratheatrecentre.com.au/shakespeare-in-love-competition. Good luck!
Please note: Both Saturdays, 24th and 31st, include matinee performances at 1:30 p.m. Â The cast will engage in pre-show conversation at 6:30 p.m. before the performance of Friday 23rd, and a post-show Q&A on Monday the 26th. The evening performance of Monday the 26th will commence at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: https://canberratheatrecentre.com.au/show/shakespeare-in-love, (02) 6275 2700, or at theatre box office.
Sat Aug 24
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Canberra Theatre Centre