Shakespeare in Love opened this summer to rave reviews, with the hit West End show set to run until April, 2015.

Shakespeare in Love tells the imaginary story of a young William Shakespeare. JOHAN PERSSON/DISNEY

Adapted from the academy award-winning 1998 film, the play tells the imaginary story of how a young William Shakespeare becomes inspired to write the greatest love story of all time: Romeo and Juliet. In addition to transporting audiences to the famous Rose Theatre, the story also brings to life authentic historic and literary figures, including Queen Elizabeth, Christopher Marlowe, Richard Burbage and Edmund Tilney.

Keen to attract groups of school children to the show – by providing an unforgettable way to learn about the life and times of William Shakespeare – an educational programme has now been released to accompany the show. Designed for Key Stage Three and Four, it consists of a curriculum-linked education resource pack, with lesson plans and pupil worksheets, including links to English, Drama and History. The play is ideal for students following drama and theatre studies courses at all levels, as well as those studying drama in the classroom.

Produced by Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions, Shakespeare in Love features a company of 28 actors and musicians, making it one of the largest companies ever assembled in the West End. For ticket details visit or call 0844 482 5141.