Knowing that some 600 people had applied the week previous to that, I had no great expectation that I would be selected but, to my amazement, I was offered the part of Costard.
Nick Bagnall directs this new production of Love’s Labour’s Lost, starring Charlotte Mills, Leaphia Darko and Tom Kanji. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…
On the broader theatrical landscape, there are plenty of things opening this month! In London Eugenius! returns to The Other Palace, Milly Thomas’ Dust transfers to Trafalgar Studios 2, and Foxfinder opens at the Ambassadors.
Never doing anything by half, Shakespeare’s Globe’s latest rendition of Love’s Labour’s Lost pulls out all the stops with a stellar cast, bringing laughter and joy until the play’s final solemn moments.
Love’s Labour’s Lost is altogether good fayre and definitely a crowd-pleaser. Michelle Terry’s tenure at The Globe continues to gallop confidently forward with this romp of a show.
Lots of different things opening across the country in March. In London there are a lot of Fringe and Off West End productions coming your way.
What is personally the most galling is the programming of Twelfth Night. Emma Rice’s production was my favourite show of 2017. It almost feels like they’re trying to brush it under the carpet by putting it on again so soon.
Former and current artistic directors Mark Rylance and Michelle Terry will take to the stage this year in Terry’s inaugural season at Shakespeare’s Globe.
The Royal Shakespeare Company have managed to combine the two plays with ease and charm to provide a wonderfully entertaining time at the theatre.
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The Royal Shakespeare Company’s hugely acclaimed 2014 pairing of Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (or Love’s Labour’s Won) arrives in London this Christmas, following runs at Chichester Festival Theatre and Manchester Opera House. From 9 December 2016 to 18 March 2017, Edward Bennett and Lisa Dillon will delight audiences at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in Christopher Luscombe’s elegant, effervescent productions.
The Royal Shakespeare Company transfers two shows to the West End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket – Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing – and four more to the Barbican – The Alchemist, Doctor Faustus, Cymbeline and King Lear – in 2016.