Stratford-upon-Avon

Royal Shakespeare Theatre
23 September 2014 - 14 March 2015



In cinemas

Love's Labour's Lost will be broadcast live to cinemas on 11 February 2015.


Running time:
2 hrs 15 mins + 20 min interval

Love's Labour's Won

Love's Labour's Lost

The Witch of Edmonton

The Witch of Edmonton

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.

Christopher Luscombe directs one acting company in both Love's Labour's Lost and Love's Labour's Won (usually known as Much Ado About Nothing). Christopher's directing credits include The Comedy of Errors and The Merry Wives of Windsor for Shakespeare's Globe as well as The Madness of George III and Spamalot in the West End.

Love's Labour's Lost will also be broadcast live to cinemas on 11 February 2015 - find out more

The RSC Ensemble is generously supported by THE GATSBY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION and THE KOVNER FOUNDATION

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