Performances have officially begun for the stage adaptation of the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love, and after seeing these gorgeous production photos, we’re seriously considering booking a ticket to London immediately to check it out. Adapted by Lee Hall and directed by Declan Donnellan, Shakespeare in Love tells the story of Will Shakespeare, a promising new playwright who is tormented by writer’s block. When he finds his muse in the form of noblewoman Viola De Lesseps, their forbidden love inspires him to write the greatest love story of all time—Romeo and Juliet. The new production features Tom Bateman as Shakespeare, Lucy Briggs-Owen as Viola and Tony nominee Paul Chahidi as Henslowe. Check out these photos of the new show, then see Shakespeare in Love at the Noel Coward Theatre!