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Love's Labour's Lost archiveSelf-denial is in fashion at the court of Navarre where the young king and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favour of serious study. But when the Princess of France and her entourage arrive, it isn't long before the all-male ?academe' have broken every one of their self-imposed rules. Shakespeare's boisterous send-up of all those who try to turn their back on life is a dazzling parade of every weapon in the youthful playwright's arsenal, from excruciating cross-purposes and impersonations to drunkenness and bust-ups. It's a banquet of language, groaning with puns, rhymes and grotesque coinages.
Performers Christopher Godwin (Don Armado), Adrian Schiller (Berowne), Rebecca Johnson (Rosaline), Rebecca Callard (Maria), Lottie Mayor (Katherine), Candida Benson (Princess of France), Benedict Cumberbatch (King Navarre), Gideon Turner, Daniel Crowder, Martin Turner, Philip York, John Conroy, Mark Roper, Tim Kightley, Paul Kemp, Richard Frame, Howard Ellis.
Author Shakespeare. Company New Shakespeare Company. Director Rachel Kavanaugh. Design Kit Surrey. Music Terry Davies. Choreographer Linda Dobell. Lighting Jason Taylor. Sound Simon Whitehorn.

Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0404436001. Details of all Love's Labour's Lost archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S4071

Archive Listings

6 Jun 01
22 Aug 01
Open Air Theatre
West End
Greater London

User Reviews

USER: UK Theatre Web (19Aug01): A somewhat over wordy play that althought takes word play to over the top. With many good performances. But does not hold the people.

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