Stratford-upon-Avon

Royal Shakespeare Theatre
3 October 2014 - 14 March 2015



In cinemas

Love's Labour's Won will be broadcast live to cinemas on 4 March 2015.

Running time:
2 hrs 20 mins + 20 min interval

Love's Labour's Lost

The Witch of Edmonton

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship.

Shakespeare's comic romance plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened – before peace ultimately wins out.

Christopher Luscombe directs the second of Shakespeare's matching pair of comedies that rejoice in our capacity to find love in the most unlikely places. Better known as Much Ado About Nothing, the play is performed under the title Love's Labour's Won, a name possibly attributed to it during Shakespeare's lifetime (find out more).

Love's Labour's Won will also be broadcast live to cinemas on 4 March 2015 - find out more

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