Love's Labour's Lost
Following a 2014 run in Stratford-upon Avon and Chichester, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST transfers to the West End for a limited season.
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This show closed on March 18, 2017
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.
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2hrs 10min (including interval)
“Sparklingly Funny And Giddily Blissful”
“Quite Simply, The Best Plays You’ll See Anywhere”