LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST 2018

13 – 28 July

Love’s Labour’s Lost is Shakespeare’s most dazzling comedy; at turns, poetic, rude, robust and graceful, and yet utterly heart-breaking at the same time. Every character is playing the ‘game of love’ and no-one knows who’s going to win or lose.

Summer 1939. Inspired by the legendary Bloomsbury Group (read the Blog), a group of friends have descended on a small riverside village, seeking a quiet rural retreat. However, despite their best attempts to commit to scholarly devotion, they soon discover they cannot resist the temptations before them...and that's not just the cakes! With all scholarly devotion thrown into chaos, even the local villagers become embroiled in the love-struck couples’ antics, including a chaotic pageant of classical heroes.

Director Tom Littler gave us Kalinka dancing, a Charleston, Noel Coward songs and gorgeous 30's music, in a fizzing confection of a show! See the Blog for more rehearsal photos

"An infectious sense of escalating absurdity infuses the whole production, eventually breaking with enough force to ensure that the play’s final twist feels every bit as wrenching as it should." The Stage

"Robust, elegant and heart-breaking comedy – not to be missed" Guildford Dragon

"cleverly witty and very funny" British Theatre Guide

COMPANY

COSTARD Elaine Claxton

KATHERINE/MOTH Sally Cheng

BEROWNE Gavin Fowler

PRINCESS OF FRANCE Sarah Gobran

MARIA/JACQUENETTA Paula James

LONGAVILLE/CONSTABLE DULL Robert Maskell

DON ADRIANO DE AMARDO/BOYET Matt Pinches

KING OF NAVARRE/NATHANIEL Chris Porter

ROSALINE Natasha Rickman

DUMAINE/HOLOFERNES James Sheldon

ARTISTIC TEAM

Director & Adaptor Tom Littler

Designer Neil Irish

Sound Designer Matt Eaton

Lighting Designer Mark Dymock

Musical Director Tom Jack Merivale

Associate Director & Choreographer Gabrielle Bird

Assistant Designer Anett Black

Production Manager Chris Wilson

GSC Company Stage Manager Beth Sweeney

Deputy Stage Manager Vicki Jukes

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