Love's Labour's Lost


Self-denial is in fashion at the court of Navarre where the young king and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favour of serious study ...
Love's Labour's Lost at Shakespeare's Globe

Image: Shakespeare's Globe


Overview


Genre: Shakespeare - comedy
Venue: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Started: Thursday 23 August 2018
Closed: Saturday 15 September 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Background


Director Nick Bagnall returns to Shakespeare's Globe, having most recently directed the touring production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona.


'In Love's Labour's Lost, Shakespeare gives us a fairy tale - 'Once upon a time there was a king and he had three friends …'


The play is a discourse on art versus life.


In order for stories to have value, they have to show us something that is real: such as a man falling in love and feeling confused about what love is and hating himself for feeling it.


The melancholy within the play lies in the disparity between the story and the reality of life, with its unexpected turns and emotional mess.' Nick Bagnall


Synopsis


Self-denial is in fashion at the court of Navarre where the young king and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favour of serious study.


But when the Princess of France and her entourage arrive, it isn't long before the all-male 'academe' have broken every one of their self-imposed rules.


Shakespeare's boisterous send-up of all those who try to turn their back on life is a dazzling parade of every weapon in the youthful playwright's arsenal, from excruciating cross-purposes and impersonations to drunkenness and bust-ups.


It's a banquet of language, groaning with puns, rhymes and grotesque coinages.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London SE1 9DT

Box office tel: 020 7401 9919

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 23 August 2018

Closes:Saturday 15 September 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑45pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Matinee:

Tuesday - 2-15pm

Saturday - 2-15pm


Tickets


Standard:

Seated: £20 - £48


Premium Tickets: £62


Fixed Position Standing: £10


Access information


Audio‑Described Performance:

Saturday 15 September, 7.45pm


Relaxed Performance:

Monday 10 September, 7.45pm


Captioned Performance:

Tuesday 11 September, 7.45pm

Wednesday 12 September, 7.45pm

Thursday 13 September, 7.45pm

Friday 14 September, 7.45pm

Saturday 15 September, 2.15pm


Creatives


Author: William Shakespeare
Director: Nick Bagnall

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