In 2014 Christopher Luscombe directed the innovative pairing of of Love's Labour's Lost with Love's Labour's Won (Much Ado About Nothing) at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Both productions were revived for Chichester Festival Theatre in 2016 and the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2017. 


A couple embrace in the middle of an Edwardian living room, with a big Christmas tree in the corner
Love's Labour's Won (Much Ado About Nothing), directed by Christopher Luscombe, 2014.

Setting and design

The action in these productions of Love's Labour's Lost and Love's Labour's Won (Much Ado About Nothing) took place either side of World War One and both shows featured the same company of actors.

The productions also shared the same set based on Charlecote Park, the National Trust stately home near Stratford-upon-Avon.

Love's Labour's Won was broadcast live into cinemas worldwide in Spring 2015 and also streamed into schools.

Here we give you glimpses behind the scenes of staging a play at the RSC. As well as previously unseen photos of the production in process, you can view video interviews with the director and designer and watch clips from the show itself.

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