Shakespeare in Love at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Here is Renee's interview with two actors from the upcoming Connecticut Repertory Theatre production of Shakespeare in Love—Anthony Cochrane (Henslowe) and Jack Dillon (Will).

They chat about what you can expect from the show, share some background info about their characters, and explain why you do not want to miss out!

Listen to the complete interview here:

Shakespeare In Love

By Tom Stoppard, Lee Hall and Marc Norman
Directed by Vincent Tycer
November 21-23 & December 4-8, 2019
Running Time: 
Recommended Ages: 
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre

The Academy Award-winning film is now a hit play! A young, pre-fame Will Shakespeare is struggling with writer’s block, with the deadline for his next play approaching all too quickly! Sparks fly when he meets Viola, a merchant’s daughter with secret theatrical ambitions of her own. Their forbidden love affair just might give Will the inspiration he needs to write a masterpiece. An epic Elizabethan extravaganza filled with mistaken identities, backstage chaos, and the power of love – and theatre.


ASL Performance

The Saturday, December 7th performance at 2pm will be ASL interpreted. 

Pay-What-You-Can Performance

Pay-What-You-Can will be available for the Saturday, November 23rd, 8 PM performance. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket price is $1 plus a winter clothing item (coats/boots/hats/etc) item. 1 ticket per clothing item. Tickets are only available 1 hour prior to the performance in person at the box office. Not valid on prior sales.

About the Actors

Anthony Cochrane, who plays Henslowe, is an actor/composer from the north of Scotland. Broadway: The Audience with Helen Mirren. War Horse, the TONY winning trilogy, The Coast of Utopia by Tom Stoppard and Cymbeline at Lincoln Center Theater; Off Broadway: PlayOn Shakespeare Festival (CSC) Nikolai And The Others, (LCT), Cato, (The Flea), Othello, Cyrano de Bergerac, Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Twelfth Night, The Iliad, The Man Who Would Be King, The Invisible Man and Romeo and Juliet (Aquila Theatre Company), Dense Terrain (BAM - Doug Varone). Regional: Yale Rep, Old Globe, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Repertory Theatre Of St. Louis, Shakespeare Theater Of New Jersey, Syracuse Stage. UK: credits include The Wives Excuse, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar and The Broken Heart (Royal Shakespeare Company), Royal Lyceum (Edinburgh), Lyric Theatre (Belfast). Film: To The Flame, Wall Street (Money Never Sleeps), Apocalypse Watch. TV: The Blacklist (NBC), Law And Order SVU (NBC), Benjamin Franklin (PBS), Taggart (STV). He has composed scores for more than 30 theatrical productions, amongst them Kenneth Cavender’s Timon Of Athens for ASF/CSC. Film scores include Alex Webb’s Pizza, The Girl From 2C, Hove (The Wind) and To The Flame, and Robert Richmond’s Dreadful Sorry.

Jack Dillon (Will Shakespeare) Is a senior BFA actor. He is thrilled to be given the opportunity to play the Bard of Avon in this reimagined production of Shakespeare in Love and is excited to work with this extremely talented cast consisting of most of his fellow senior class. Recent roles include Those Hollow Bodies (The Man), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Alan Eliot), As You Like It (Hyman), and That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her (Connor).

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