Malvern French Film Centre 2018-2019 Season
October 21st 7:00 pm
One event on 21st October 2018 at 7:00pm
One event on 18th November 2018 at 2:30pm
One event on 13th January 2019 at 2:30pm
One event on 10th February 2019 at 2:30pm
One event on 14th April 2019 at 7:00pm
One event on 19th May 2019 at 7:00pm
One event on 16th June 2019 at 7:00pm
One event on 16th March 2019 at 11:00am
One event on 9th December 2018 at 2:00pm
Shakespeare in Love
October 22nd - October 27th
Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Theatre Royal Bath Productions
By special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Group and Sonia Friedman Productions present
Shakespeare in Love
THE HIT FILM NOW A HIT PLAY!
Winning no fewer than seven Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay, the film of Shakespeare in Love, starring Judi Dench, Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow, became an instant classic. Adapted by Lee Hall for a triumphant West End run, this epic Elizabethan extravaganza is exuberant, witty, funny, and a beautiful homage to love, art, and theatre itself.
Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block…the deadline for his new play – a comedy called Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter – is fast approaching, he’s struggling to finish the first line of a sonnet and he’s in dire need of inspiration. Then he meets the beguiling Viola de Lesseps, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant. Viola is prepared to do anything – including risking the frosty disapproval of Queen Elizabeth I – to fulfil her illicit dream of performing on the London stage and pursuing a passionate affair with the greatest playwright of the age.
This new production will be directed by Phillip Breen, director of the highly acclaimed recent Royal Shakespeare Company productions of The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Hypocrite.
Pierro Niel-Mee will star as Will Shakespeare with Imogen Daines as Viola, Rob Edwards as Fennyman, Geraldine Alexander as the Queen, Edmund Kingsley as Kit Marlowe, Bill Ward (Coronation Street, Emmerdale) as Wessex, Ian Hughes as Henslowe, Giles Taylor as Tilney and De Lesseps, Edward Harrison as Burbage and Phillip Labey as Sam.
★★★★★ “Deliciously funny… makes you grateful to be alive” Independent
★★★★★ “The best British comedy since One Man, Two Guvnors” Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ “A swooning delight. Terrific” Daily Mail
★★★★★ “An absolute joy from beginning to end” Daily Express
★★★★★ “A riotously enjoyable evening in the theatre” Sunday Times
Production Photographs by Pete le May