Shakespeare in Love

Disguised identities and a clandestine love affair inspire a young Will Shakespeare to pen the greatest love story of all time. Based on the Oscar-winning film, this delightful comedy of Shakespearean proportions reimagines the romance between the writer and his muse.

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Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
Directed by Jen Wineman

Approximately 2 hours with intermission.

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"Great performances... interactions on stage sizzle with excitement and intensity"

Richmond Family Magazine

"Impressive... Excellent... A beautiful realization of a beloved story"

Richmond Times Dispatch

"First-rate entertainment that will keep audiences smiling through the final curtain"


"Bold and funny... Highly entertaining"

STYLE Weekly

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Four Thoughts

Sundays at 1:30 p.m.
Our Four Thoughts discussion series will continue with select Sunday performances, 30 minutes prior to the performance. Open to the public. No reservation needed.

Sunday, October 1

Abigail Cheever, Associate Professor of Film Studies at University of Richmond, and Artistic Director, Nathaniel Shaw, will talk about adapting a movie to the stage.

Sunday, October 8

Anthony Russell, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at University of Richmond, and Susan Davenport, Virginia Rep's Communications Director, will talk about the fact and fiction of Shakespeare in Love and the role of complementary storylines.


Broadway's Betsy Struxness (original cast of Hamilton and Matilda), Brandon Carter (Three Musketeers and Macbeth at Classical Theatre of Harlem, The First Noel at Apollo Theatre), Scott Wichmann (1776 and the world premiere of The End of War at Virginia Rep) and Susan Sanford (A Christmas Story and Airline Highway at Virginia Rep)

Press Release (pdf)

"A stirring love story, delightful, funny and moving. A joyous celebration of theatre"

Daily Telegraph

"Sheer stage poetry mixed with effervescent fun. Makes you feel grateful to be alive"

The Independent

"A swooning delight"

Daily Mail

"A love letter to theatre itself"

The Guardian