Lucy Briggs-Owen stars as Viola De Lesseps in Shakespeare in Love at the Noel Coward Theatre.
Lucy’s theatre credits include Maryna in Boris Godunuv, Princess in The Orphan of Zhao, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Luscinda in Cardenio and Anne in The City Madam all for the Royal Shakespeare Company; Brooke Ashton in Noises Off in the West End; Mrs Fainall in The Way of the World at Sheffield Crucible; Cressida in Troilus and Cressida at the Barbican and on International Tour; Vivie Warren in Mrs Warren’s Profession in the West End and on Tour; Blanche Satorius in Widower’s Houses at Manchesters Royal Exchange; Sybil Chase in Private Lives at The Hampstead Theatre; Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest; and most recently as Olga in Fortune’s Fool at The Old Vic.
Tom Bateman stars as William Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love at the Noel Coward Theatre.
Tom’s theatre credits include Antonio in Duchess of Malfi at The Old Vic, Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing at the Wyndham’s Theatre, Richard in The Lion in Winter at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and Dante Gabriel Rossetti in Lizzie Siddal at the Arcola Theatre.
His TV work includes major roles in TV series Da Vinci’s Demons and The Tunnel.
Shakespeare In Love has announced the casting of its two stars, Tom Bateman as William Shakespeare and Lucy Briggs-Owen as Viola de Lesseps.
The major new stage production of Shakespeare in Love, based on the Oscar winning movie, has cast its two lead actors.
The play, which opens at the Noel Coward Theatre on 2 July 2014, will star Tom Bateman as William Shakespeare, played in the movie by Joseph Fiennes, and Lucy Briggs-Owen as Viola de Lesseps, played by Gwyneth Paltrow in the film.
The show has been adapted by Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall from Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard’s screenplay, and will be directed and designed by Cheek By Jowl’s Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod.
Tom Bateman was recently seen in TV series Da Vinci’s Demons. Lucy Briggs-Owen is a stage and screen actress with recent credits including Cheek By Jowl’s Troilus And Cressida.
January 31, 2014
Ticket booking has now opened for brand new show Shakespeare in Love, based on the Oscar-winning film.
The sumptuous new stage production of the much-loved movie will be coming to London’s Noel Coward Theatre from 2 July 2014.
Shakespeare in Love has been adapted for the stage by Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall, baseed on Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard’s Oscar winning screenplay.
The play will be directed by the award-winning Cheek by Jowl creative partnership of director Declan Donellan and designer Nick Ormerod.
November 21, 2013
Based on the Oscar-winning film, Shakespeare in Love is a sumptuous new stage production of the much-loved movie, coming to the Noel Coward Theatre.
A brand new stage adaptation of Shakespeare in Love, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) based on the original screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, is coming to the Noel Coward Theatre this Summer.
Staged by the award-winning Cheek by Jowl creative team of director Declan Donellan and designer Nick Ormerod, this delightful romantic comedy will feature a cast of over 26 actors and musicians.
The Oscar-winning movie Shakespeare in Love starred Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush and Tom Wilkinson and won 7 Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay.
This romantic comedy will transport audiences back to Shakespeare’s London in a production that promises to full of energy, colour, spectacle and love!
Casting for the show includes Da Vinci’s Demons star Tom Bateman as William Shakespeare and rising young stage actress Lucy Briggs-Owen as Viola De Lesseps.
Plagued by debt, tormented by writer’s block and in desperate need of a new hit, promising new playwright Will Shakespeare finds his muse in the form of passionate young noblewoman, Viola De Lesseps. Their forbidden love soon draws everyone, including Queen Elizabeth herself, into the drama and inspires Will to write the greatest love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet.
November 13, 2013
A new stage adaptation of blockbuster movie Shakespeare in Love is set to hit the West End next year.
Oscar-winning movie Shakespeare in Love, which starred Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush and Tom Wilkinson, will get a new stage adaptation in Summer 2014.
Adapted for the stage by Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall based on the original screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love will be staged by the Cheek by Jowl creative team of director Declan Donellan and designer Nick Ormerod.
The play will open at the Noel Coward Theatre in London in early July 2014.
Based on the acclaimed film that won seven Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay, the new stage production will feature a cast of over 26 actors and musicians.
For the past year Michael Grandage has been staging his first season of plays as the Michael Grandage Company at the Noel Coward Theatre, which ends with Henry V starring Jude Law. It is not clear if and where a second season of plays will run.
Shakespeare in Love will be produced by Disney Theatrical Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions.
Shakespeare in Love the movie was famously produced by Miramax under the Weinstein brothers, before they sold their company to Disney. Harvey Weinstein has recently produced his first musical, Finding Neverland, which is set for a major overhaul before its rumoured West End opening next year, including new songs by Gary Barlow. The Weinstein brothers recently tried to buy back their Miramax company from Disney but were thwarted by Filmyard Holdings led by Ron Tutor. However, they have now forged an agreement to work with Filmyard on a number of sequels to Miramax titles including Shakespeare in Love.
Disney Theatrical Productions currently have a slate of new productions in the pipeline to join shows such as The Lion King in London and around the world, and Newsies on Broadway, including new musical productions of The Princess Bride and Aladdin.
Booking will open in February 2014. Casting is to be announced.
Lee Hall, who has worked as a writer across theatre, TV, radio and film, won the 2009 Tony Award® for Best Book for his stage adaptation of Billy Elliot. The musical, which also won the Olivier Award for Best Musical in 2006, was based on his screenplay for the film of the same name which saw him nominated for an Academy Award®. In 2008, Hall won the London Evening Standard Award, Best Play for The Pitman Painters. Hall has been writer in residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Live Theatre and his screenplay for War Horse was directed by Steven Spielberg in 2011. Other theatre credits include Cooking With Elvis at Live Theatre in Newcastle, Spoonface Steinberg at the Ambassadors Theatre the West End (adapted also for TV and Radio) and Two’s Company at Live Theatre and Bristol Old Vic.
Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod formed Cheek by Jowl in 1981 and have since directed and designed over 30 productions for the company which have been performed in over 300 cities in 40 countries all over the world. With Cheek by Jowl, Donnellan and Ormerod have reimagined many of Shakespeare’s texts including the all male As You Like It, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Troilus and Cressida and Othello. Cheek by Jowl is an associate company of the Barbican in London and in 1989 Donnellan was made Associate Director of the National Theatre where productions have included Fuente Ovejuna, Sweeney Todd, The Mandate and both parts of Tony Kushner’s Angels In America. Additional theatre credits include ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, The Changeling, Great Expectations and British premiers of Outcry, Homebody/Kabul, Sara and Lady Betty (written by Donnellan). In 2000, Donnellan formed Moscow-based company The Chekhov Festival whose productions have included Boris Godunov and Three Sisters, and recently the pair co-directed feature film Bel Ami starring Robert Pattinson, Kristin Scott Thomas and Uma Thurman. His book, The Actor and The Target, originally published in Russian (2001), has since appeared in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Romanian and Mandarin.
November 1, 2013
Watch a trailer for the new stage adaptation of hit movie The Full Monty, coming to the Noel Coward Theatre.
THE FULL MONTY – VIDEO
It was an international hit movie, it was a big Broadway musical, and now the original writer of The Full Monty, Simon Beaufoy, has taken the story back to its roots to bring the definitive stage production of The Full Monty to life.
This hilarious new play, which runs at the Noel Coward Theatre in the West End from 20 February 2014, is packed full of laughs, heartache and NUDITY.
Oh and it features songs from the movie by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones. What’s not to like?
June 14, 2013
Rising young Irish star Sarah Greene in The Cripple of Inishmaan at the Noel Coward Theatre.
Hot young Irish actress Sarah Greene has been tipped for the top by none other than her current director Michael Grandage: “She’s going to be an absolute white hot talent!” he told Baz in the Daily Mail this month.
Her theatre credits so far include Alice in Funderland at the Abbey Theatre, Big Maggie, Playboy of the Western World, The Year of the Hiker and The Empress of India for the Druid Theatre Company and Between Foxrock and a Hard Place. Film work includes The Guard, My Brothers, Love and Savagery, Eden, Noble and Standby.
Cast by Michael Grandage to play alongside Daniel Radcliffe in The Cripple of Inishmaan is not a bad way to break into London theatre!
June 14, 2013
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe in The Cripple of Inishmaan at the Noel Coward Theatre.
We may have watched Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe grow up in front of our eyes, but we shouldn’t be lulled into thinking we know him.
And he has done everything he can to confound our opinions of who he is. He’s stepped into horror movie The Woman in Black, based on the successful London show, and made it his own. He’s become a song and dance man, hoofing in How To Succeed In Business on Broadway to great acclaim. He has bared all (literally) in Equus in London and on Broadway. And now Michael Grandage has cast him in his revival of Martin McDonagh’s comic masterpiece The Cripple of Inishmaan set in rural Ireland, at the Noel Coward Theatre until 31 August 2013.
Cast alongside heavyhitters including bright new things Sarah Greene, Pádraic Delaney and Conor MacNeill, and established actors Ingrid Craigie, Pádraic Delaney, Gillian Hanna, Gary Lilburn, Pat Shortt and June Watson, Daniel more than holds his own.
May 31, 2013
If you haven’t been scared enough by a visit to see The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre then here’s some seriously terrifying advice on where to find the most haunted theatres in London. From actor-managers stabbed to death at the stage door to floating heads, mysterious men in grey, spooks in the Stalls and strange backstage noises. London theatres are some of the oldest and most historic buildings in Britain with centuries of murder and darkness both on and off stage. Here we discover where the ghosts of London theatre are to be found.