Love's Labour's Lost

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Acclaimed director Christopher Luscombe directs a delectable double bill of Shakespeare comedies, opening for a limited season in the West End. This RSC Chichester Festival Theatre duo of Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing will play for a limited time at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket, after successful 2014 runs in Stratford-upon-Avon and Chichester. Both productions are set to play in rep, opening on December 9th.

Launched into summer 1914, Love’s Labour’s Lost follows the King and his friends as they take a firm oath to avoid all women for three years. But as soon as they agree, the alluring Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, resulting in the ultimate test of the men’s strength. One of Shakespeare’s most dazzling comedies, Love’s Labour’s Lost champions women, showing how the female sex can unravel an unrealistic vow in seconds. Only at the end of the production are the lovers forced to remain apart, when the world descends into World War One.

Love’s Labour’s Lost has been revived many times, and is being presented in rep with the beloved sequel Much Ado About Nothing, which was often known as Love’s Labour’s Won. Following his recent role opposite Nicole Kidman in Photograph 51, Edward Bennett is set to play Berowne, a part which previously has been played by Kenneth Branagh.

Directed by Christopher Luscombe (Nell Gwynn, Wicked), Love’s Labour’s Lost features design by Simon Higlett, lighting by Oliver Fenwick, sound by Jeremy Dunn and choreography by Jenny Arnold. Opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on December 9th, Love’s Labour’s Lost is set to play until March 18th 2017.

Child Friendly?

Love’s Labour’s Lost is recommended for ages 11 and up.

Seating Tips

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