Young Will Shakespeare has writers’ block and the deadline for his new play is fast approaching, but he's in desperate need of inspiration.

That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. 

This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play.

Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece.

It has already been a hugely successful film, winning seven Oscars, and now Shakespeare in Love is storming the West End.

It’s a gloriously romantic comedy of errors – and we are giving away four pairs of tickets to see the show.

Each prize consists of two top-price tickets to Shakespeare in Love at The Noël Coward Theatre, St Martin’s Lane, London at 7.30pm on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

All elements of the prize are strictly subject to availability and non-transferable. 

All prize elements must be redeemed on the same date. 

Any additional expenses incurred over and above the prize element must be covered by the winner.

The cost of travel is not included in the prize. 

For more about the show, go to

To be in with a chance of winning one of four pairs of tickets, simply answer the following question:

Which of these is a Shakespeare play?

A) Hairspray

B) West Side Story

C) Romeo and Juliet

Text your answer to 80360, starting your message with NSSHAKESPEARE leave a space and then put your answer, name, number, email and address.

Or send your entry with your name, address and contact phone number on a postcard or a stuck-down envelope to: Shakespeare in Love Competition, News Shopper, Mega House, Crest View Drive, Petts Wood, Kent BR5 1BT. 

Closing date: February 13.

Terms & conditions: Texts cost 50p plus your normal operator text charge. Lines close February 12, at 11.59pm.  For full terms, go to