The production is extending its run due to popular demand, releasing almost 76,000 extra tickets. Tickets will go on sale to the general public from 1 September. Produced by Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions and based on the Academy Award®-winning screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love has been adapted for the stage by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot). Featuring a company of 28 actors and musicians, one of the largest companies ever assembled for a play in the West End, and a dog, this new play is directed by Declan Donnellan and designed by Nick Ormerod, the driving force behind the world-renowned theatre company, Cheek by Jowl. Tickets for Shakespeare in Love at the Noël Coward Theatre are now on sale online at www.shakespeareinlove.com or by calling the box office on 0844 482 5141.
Tom Bateman stars as Will Shakespeare opposite Lucy Briggs-Owen as Viola De Lesseps. Ian Bartholomew plays Tilney, Tony Bell plays Ralph, Anna Carteret plays Queen Elizabeth, Paul Chahidi plays Henslowe, David Ganley plays Burbage, Richard Howard plays Sir Robert De Lesseps, Harry Jardine plays Sam, Abigail McKern plays Nurse, David Oakes plays Marlowe, Patrick Osborne plays Mr Wabash, Alistair Petrie plays Wessex, Doug Rao plays Ned Alleyn, Ferdy Roberts plays Fennyman and Colin Ryan plays John Webster. They are joined by an ensemble including Daisy Boulton, Michael Chadwick, Tom Clegg, Ryan Donaldson, Tim van Eyken, Janet Fullerlove, Amy Marchant, Sandy Murray, Timothy O’Hara, Thomas Padden, Elliott Rennie, Charlie Tighe and Barney as Spot the Dog.