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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.

Author Shakespeare.

Archive listings for Love's Labour's Lost

Work type: Play.

T01235625434 (BEAULIEU19)

Presented byUniversity of Durham's Castle Theatre Company.
11 Jul 19 to 12 Jul 19Beaulieu Palace, Brockenhurst :: V01794646121
listing details L1341552345

T1055649702 (DORKINGHALL19)

Presented byPolesden Lacey Shakespeare.
29 Jun 19Dorking Halls, Dorking :: V1030
listing details L882365017

T1898849727 (SHGLOBE18)

Producer Shakespeare's Globe. Director Nick Bagnall. Design Katie Sykes. Performer Dharmesh Patel (Berowne). Performer Kirsty Woodward (Princess of France). Performer Paul Stocker (King of Navarre). Performer Jade Williams (Rosaline). Performer Tom Kanji (Dumaine). Performer Leaphia Darko (Katherine). Performer Charlotte Mills (Boyet). Performer Jos Vantyler (Don Armado).
23 Aug 18 to 15 Sep 18Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, West End :: V165
listing details L2137088374

T0678490835 (PENLEE18)

Company Folksy Theatre.
19 Aug 18Penlee Park Open Air Theatre, Penzance :: V0280946259
listing details L846186844

T0741109257 (SURREYGEN18)

Company Guildford Shakespeare Company.
13 Jul 18 to 28 Jul 18General, General :: V129128377
listing details L0768632434

T01600150020 (ROSEPLAY18)

Company Unfolds Theatre. Director Marnie Nash.
27 Feb 18 to 24 Mar 18The Rose Playhouse, Inner London :: V0290483190
listing details L01809944240

T01890400717 (QUESTORS17)

Presented byQuestors Academy.
31 Mar 17 to 8 Apr 17Questor's Theatre, Outer London :: V326
listing details L903684154

T0802151622 (CFT16)

Producer Chichester Festival Theatre. Producer Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Christopher Luscombe. Design Simon Higlett. Lighting Oliver Fenwick. Music Nigel Hess. Sound Jeremy Dunn. Choreographer Jenny Arnold. Director Gabrielle Dawes (casting director). Director Helena Palmer (casting director). Performer Edward Bennett (Berowne). Performer Sam Alexander (King of Navarre). Performer John Arthur (Sir Nathaniel). Performer William Belchambers (Longaville). Performer Paige Carter (Maria). Performer Rebecca Collingwood (Katharine). Performer Lisa Dillon (Rosaline). Performer Nick Harris (Butler). Performer Nick Haverson (Costard). Performer John Hodgkinson (Don Armado). Performer Tunji Kasim (Dumaine). Performer Emma Manton (Jaquenetta). Performer Chris McCalphy (Dull). Performer Peter McGovern (Moth). Performer Chris Nayak (Footman 1). Performer Jamie Newall (Boyet). Performer Steven Pacey (Holofernes). Performer Roderick Smith (Gatekeeper 2/Marcade). Performer Jamie Tyler (Footman). Performer harry Waller (Gatekeeper 2/Marcade). Performer Anna Wheatley (Housemaid). Performer Leah Whitaker (Princess of France).
9 Dec 16 to 18 Mar 17Theatre Royal Haymarket, West End :: V396
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23 Nov 16 to 3 Dec 16Opera House, Manchester :: V488
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29 Sep 16 to 29 Oct 16Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester :: V719
listing details L01571584835

T696474047 (ROSEMARY15)

Company Cease and Desist Theatre Company. Director Diana Vucane. Director Luke Jasztal. Performer Nigel Fyfe. Performer Rachael Maclean. Performer Ailsa Ilott. Performer Ian Baksh. Performer Reed Stokes. Performer Ross McNamara. Performer Emma Sylvester. Performer Andrew McDonald.
19 Jun 15 to 3 Jul 15The Rosemary Branch, Inner London :: V333
listing details L02057312906

T321869228 (RSC14)

The RSC commemorates the centenary of the First World War and updates the play to 1914. Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve. Shakespeare's sparkling comedy delights in championing and then unravelling an unrealistic vow, and mischievously suggesting that the study of the opposite sex is in fact the highest of all academic endeavours. Only at the end of the play is the merriment curtailed as the lovers agree to submit to a period apart, unaware that the world around them is about to be utterly transformed by the war to end all wars.Producer Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Christopher Luscombe. Design Simin Higlett. Lighting Oliver Fenwick. Music Nigel Hess. Sound Jeremy Dunn. Performer Sam Alexander (King of Navarre). Performer Peter Basham (Gamekeeper). Performer William Belchambers (Longaville). Performer Edward Bennett (Berowne). Performer Nick Haverson (Costard). Performer John Hodgkinson (Don Armado). Performer David Horovitch (Holofernes). Performer Tunji Kasim (Dumaine). Performer Sophie Khan Levy (Housemaid). Performer Oliver Lynes (Footman). Performer Emma Manton (Jaquenetta). Performer Chris McCalphy (Dull). Performer Frances McNamee (Maria). Performer Peter McGovern (Moth). Performer Chris Nayak (Footman). Performer Jamie Newall (Boyet). Performer Roderick Smith (Marcade). Performer Flora Spencer-Longhurst (Katharine). Performer Michelle Terry (Rosaline). Performer Harry Waller (Gamekeeper). Performer Thomas Wheatley (Sir Nathaniel). Performer Leah Whitaker (Princess of France).
23 Sep 14 to 14 Mar 15Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon :: V135
listing details L527739447

T0135288737 (LAMDA14)

Presented byLAMDA. Director Matthew Lloyd.
27 Nov 14 to 4 Dec 14Pleasance, Inner London :: V276
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T0971306097 (MINACK14)

Company Hertfordshire Players.
25 Aug 14 to 29 Aug 14Minack Theatre, Penzance :: V872
listing details L72798342

T074092302 (OLDRED13)

Producer Siobhan Daly (for Grassroots Shakespeare London - in associatioon with the Old Red Lion Theatre). Performer Alex Parkinson (Berowne). Performer Denholm Spurr (Dumain). Performer Jonathan Akingba (Longaville). Performer Lucas Livesey (King Ferdinand). Performer Alex Bedward (Rosaline/Dull). Performer James Swanton (Katherine//Holofernes). Performer Loren O'Brien (Boyet). Performer Robert Nairne (Don Adriano). Performer Boris Mitkov (Costard). Performer Nicola Fox (Maria/Jaquenetta). Performer Andrew Green (Princess/Sir Nathaniel). Performer Matthew Cavendish (Moth/Mercade).
19 Jun 13 to 27 Jul 13Old Red Lion, Inner London :: V216
listing details L01959553963

T0354523241 (GLOBE12)

From London. By translating the rich, pun-riddled text of Love s Labour s Lost into the physical language of BSL, Deafinitely Theatre create a new interpretation of Shakespeare s comedy, accessible to theatregoers of all backgrounds. Performed in British Sign Language (BSL).Company Deafinitely Theatre.
29 May 12 to 30 May 12Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V160
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26 May 12New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich :: V81
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22 May 12 to 23 May 12Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, West End :: V165
listing details L892332462

T01933854092 (SJT12)

Barrie Rutter directs a charismatic cast of 17 multi-talented northern actors who will literally fill the stage in this fast-paced battle of the sexes. In true Broadsides' style there'll be rousing song and dance, scintillating performances, jaw-dropping comic timing and hilarious ?steal-the-show' scenes.Company Northern Broadsides (in partnership with the New Vic Theatre Newcastle-under-Lyme). Director Barrie Rutter. Design Jessica Worrall. Lighting David Philips. Musical Director Conrad Nelson. Performer Hester Arden. Performer Emily Aston. Performer Kelsey Brookfield. Performer Matt Connor. Performer Andy Cryer. Performer Sophie Hatfield. Performer Adam Fogerty. Performer Fine Time Fontayne. Performer Rebecca Hutchinson. Performer Catherine Kinsella. Performer Andrew Vincent. Performer Joss Vantyler. Performer Roy North. Performer Barrie Rutter. Performer Lenny Henry (May 5 Mat/Eve).
1 May 12 to 5 May 12Theatre Royal, York :: V954
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17 Apr 12 to 21 Apr 12The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
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3 Apr 12 to 14 Apr 12Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), Leeds :: V977
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29 Mar 12 to 31 Mar 12Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
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12 Mar 12 to 17 Mar 12Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough :: V949
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29 Feb 12 to 10 Mar 12Viaduct Theatre, Halifax :: V1025
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21 Feb 12 to 25 Feb 12The Dukes, Lancaster :: V523
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27 Jan 12 to 18 Feb 12New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme :: V119
listing details L01083783099

T01873462537 (MINACK10)

Company Winchester College Players.
9 Aug 10 to 13 Aug 10Minack Theatre, Penzance :: V872
listing details L01820162418

T1865699588 (GUILDFORD10)

Company Guildford Shakespeare Company. Director Simon Usher. Design Amy Cook. Performer Jack Brear. Performer Caolan Byrne. Performer Rikki Chamberlain. Performer Stephen Darcy. Performer Rachel Donovan. Performer Sarah Gobran. Performer Leonie Heath. Performer Annie Hemmingway. Performer Matt Pinches.
17 Jun 10 to 3 Jul 10General, General :: V129128377
listing details L0144948753

T01490364528 (GLOBE09)

Producer Shakepeare's Globe. Director Dominic Dromgoole. Design Jonathan Fensom. Music Claire van Kampen. Performer Jade Anouka. Performer Phil Cumbus. Performer Seroca Davis. Performer Jack Farthing. Performer Patrick Godfrey. Performer Christopher Godwin. Performer Trystan Gravelle. Performer William Mannering. Performer Fergal McElherron. Performer Rhiannon Oliver. Performer Thomasin Rand. Performer Paul Ready. Performer Siân Robins-Grace. Performer Tom Stuart. Performer Michelle Terry. Performer Andrew Vincent.
25 Sep 09 to 10 Oct 09Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, West End :: V165
listing details L1659872811

T453646369 (KINGSTON08)

Producer Rose Theatre. Director Peter Hall (Sir). Performer Nick Barber. Performer Paul Bentall. Performer Nicholas Bishop. Performer Peter Bowles. Performer William Chubb. Performer Dan Fredenburgh. Performer Peter Gordon. Performer Greg Haiste. Performer Nelly Harker. Performer Finbar Lynch. Performer Michael Mears. Performer Rachel Pickup. Performer Sally Scott. Performer Ella Smith. Performer Kevin Trainor. Performer Susie Traying..
21 Oct 08 to 15 Nov 08Rose Theatre Kingston, Kingston :: V051452426
listing details L830414857

T949620899 (DRAMACENLON08)

Producer Drama Centre London.
12 Mar 08 to 14 Mar 08Cochrane Theatre, Inner London :: V181
listing details L01395586454

T0150934187 (GLOBE07)

Producer Shakepeare's Globe. Director Dominic Dromgoole. Design Jonathan Fensom. Music Claire van Kampen. Performer Gemma Arterton. Performer Oona Chaplin. Performer David Oakes. Performer Trystan Gravelle. Performer Michelle Terry. Performer Kobna Holdbrook-Smith. Performer John Bett. Performer Christopher Godwin. Performer William Mannering. Performer Timothy Walker. Performer Joe Caffrey. Performer Seroca Davis. Performer Cush Jumbo. Performer Rhiannon Oliver. Performer Paul Rider. Performer Andrew Vincent.
1 Jul 07 to 7 Oct 07Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, West End :: V165
listing details L0915199196

T917422927 (RSC06)

Producer Washington DC's Shakespeare Theatre Company. Director Michael Kahn. Design Ralph Funicello. Costume Catherine Zuber. Lighting Mark Doubleday.
16 Aug 06 to 26 Aug 06Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon :: V136
listing details L518913862

T0407260608 (TOBACCO06)

Company Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory. Director Andrew Hilton. Performer Lucy Black (Rosaline). Performer Philip Buck (Dumain). Performer David Collins (Boyet). Performer Paul Currier (Armado). Performer Jonathan Gunning (Navarre). Performer Catherine Hamilton (Katherine). Performer Eric Jay (Moth). Performer Siobhan McMillan (Jacquinetta). Performer Jonathan Nibbs (Nathaniel). Performer Roland Oliver (Holofernes). Performer Saskia Portway (Princess). Performer Tom Sherman (Costard). Performer Rebecca Smart (Maria). Performer Jacob Thomas (Longaville). Performer Matthew Thomas (Berowne). Performer Peter Townsend (Dull).
23 Mar 06 to 29 Apr 06The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol :: V1384579886
listing details L2074724763

T0205946979 (TRBURY05)

Company Theatre Set-Up.
1 Jul 05Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond :: V944
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29 Jun 05Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds :: V76
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T854010668 (FRIAR04)

Company York Shakespeare Project. Director Chris Rawson.
1 Dec 04 to 11 Dec 04Friargate Theatre, York :: V0389299607
listing details L254461367

T02042535184 (OSC04)

Company Oxford Shakespeare Company. Director Kevin Hosier. Design Adrian Lillie. Music Lisa Westerhout. Performer Mark Carlisle. Performer Sarah Goddard. Performer Dafydd Gwyn Howells. Performer Steve Knightly. Performer Oliver Langdon. Performer Phillipe Spall. Performer Charlotte Windmill. Performer Claire Wyatt.
5 Jul 04 to 2 Sep 04Wadham College, Oxford :: V804
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T01696039208 (RAIN04)

Company Rain or Shine Theatre Company.
25 Jul 04Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham :: V89
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13 Jun 04Belvoir Castle, Grantham :: V1963668669
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T0621587936 (ORANGE03)

Company Shakespeare at Winedale.
24 Aug 03Orange Tree Theatre, Outer London :: V321
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T568098836 (RNT03)

Supported by KPMG. Costumes generously supported by Ian and Caroline Cormack.Producer Royal National Theatre. Director Trevor Nunn. Design John Gunter. Lighting David Hersey. Music Steven Edis. Performer Joseph Fiennes (Berowne). Performer Kate Fleetwod (Rosaline). Performer Olivia Williams (The Princess of France). Performer John Barrowman (Dumaine). Performer Simon Day (King of Navarre). Performer Anthony Cable. Performer Paul Grunert. Performer Richard Henders. Performer Akiya Henry. Performer Tam Mutu. Performer Denis Quilley (Boyet). Performer Robin Soans (Holofernes).
15 Feb 03 to 18 Mar 03Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
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T1732530032 (BSSD02)

Company BSSD. Director Malachi Bodganov.
11 Dec 02 to 14 Dec 02Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham :: V145
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T1886595108 (ARCAD02)

Company Cotswold Arcadians.
30 Jul 02 to 4 Aug 02General, General :: V1271
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T01538864095 (BRIS02)

Company Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
2 Jul 02Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury :: V99
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22 May 02Merlin Theatre, Frome :: V916
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16 May 02Brewery Arts, Cirencester :: V96
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14 May 02David Hall, South Petherton :: V0512146292
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1 May 02 to 11 May 02Redgrave Theatre, Bristol :: V858
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T01863761902 (YOUTH02)

Company Youth Theatre Company.
21 Mar 02 to 23 Mar 02Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
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T0838777694 (MOUNT02)

Producer Mountview. Director John Adams. Design Sophie Curtis.
13 Feb 02 to 2 Mar 02Mountview Theatre School, Outer London :: V317
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T0404436001 (REG01)

Company New Shakespeare Company. Director Rachel Kavanaugh. Design Kit Surrey. Music Terry Davies. Choreographer Linda Dobell. Lighting Jason Taylor. Sound Simon Whitehorn. Performer Christopher Godwin (Don Armado). Performer Adrian Schiller (Berowne). Performer Rebecca Johnson (Rosaline). Performer Rebecca Callard (Maria). Performer Lottie Mayor (Katherine). Performer Candida Benson (Princess of France). Performer Benedict Cumberbatch (King Navarre). Performer Gideon Turner. Performer Daniel Crowder. Performer Martin Turner. Performer Philip York. Performer John Conroy. Performer Mark Roper. Performer Tim Kightley. Performer Paul Kemp. Performer Richard Frame. Performer Howard Ellis.
6 Jun 01 to 22 Aug 01Open Air Theatre, West End :: V403
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T676032767 (BTS01)

Company British Touring Shakespeare.
27 Jul 01General, General :: V0835786775
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6 Jul 01General, General :: V1285
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22 Jun 01General, General :: V1267
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T0548034188 (AETT01)

Company English Touring Theatre. Director Stephen Unwin. Design Neil Warmington. Performer Kolade Agboke. Performer Beatriz Batarda. Performer Syan Blake. Performer Stephen Casey. Performer Michael Cronin. Performer Deidre Doone. Performer Nick Fletcher. Performer Grant Gillespie. Performer Anwen Hughes-Robert. Performer Gerald Kyd. Performer Podraig McIntyre. Performer Damien O'Hare. Performer Kirsten Parker. Performer John Quentin. Performer Thomas Wheatley.
24 Apr 01 to 28 Apr 01New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich :: V81
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17 Apr 01 to 21 Apr 01Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
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9 Apr 01 to 14 Apr 01Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V161
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3 Apr 01 to 7 Apr 01Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
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19 Mar 01 to 23 Mar 01Civic Theatre, Chelmsford :: V32
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13 Mar 01 to 17 Mar 01Darlington Hippodrome (formerly Civic Theatre), Darlington :: V562
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6 Mar 01 to 10 Mar 01Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton :: V653
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27 Feb 01 to 3 Mar 01Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds :: V76
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13 Feb 01 to 17 Feb 01The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
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5 Feb 01 to 10 Feb 01Lyceum Theatre, Crewe :: V470
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T2026549571 (SIP00)

Company The Shakespeare Institute Players.
5 Jul 00 to 8 Jul 00The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-Upon-Avon :: V01040860086
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T06871906 (ETC99)

Director David Cottis. Design Diane Hampstead. Company Instant Classics.
5 Jan 99 to 31 Jan 99Etcetera Theatre, Inner London :: V198
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T1523188248 (QUEST98)

Director John Horwood. Director Lubna Malik (associate). Company Quest Theatre Company. Choreographer Sara Neighbour. Costume Sara Neighbour. Music Sara Neighbour. Performer Graham Ashe. Performer Osian Barnes. Performer John Cardiff. Performer Gerry Cookson. Performer David Corbett. Performer Claire Dixon. Performer David Forest. Performer Helen Gilry. Performer Lou Harvey. Performer Simon Hemingway. Performer Christian Mahrle. Performer Joe Murphy. Performer Roger Sansom. Performer Jennifer Scott-Malden. Performer Tucker Stevens. Performer Jenny Walters.
21 Jul 98 to 2 Aug 98Merton Abbey Mills, Outer London :: V369
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11 Jul 98 to 18 Jul 98Questor's Theatre, Outer London :: V326
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to 9 Aug 98Merton Abbey Mills, Outer London :: V369
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to 9 Aug 98Merton Abbey Mills, Outer London :: V369
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