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Direct from acclaimed runs in Stratford-Upon-Avon and Chichester, the RSC’s Love’s Labour’s Lost transfers to the West End in an uplifting pairing with Much Ado About Nothing (Love’s Labour’s Won).

This beloved comic romance about young love is brought to London by acclaimed theatre company the Royal Shakespeare Company. Shakespeare’s classic story is moved to the summer of 1914 where, determined to pursue a life of academic investigation, the King and his friends vow to stay clear of women for three years. However, the men’s noble resolve is immediately tested when the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting turn up.

Love’s Labour’s Lost is a joyful comedy that revels in watching an unachievable vow fall by the wayside, cheekily proposing that the study of the opposite sex is the greatest of all pursuits! It is not all high spirits, however. As this masterfully crafted production ends, our lovers face life apart, not yet aware that the Great War is about to change things forever.

A gleeful and emotionally charged comedy, the RSC’s Love’s Labour’s Lost will play in a blissful double bill alongside Much Ado About Nothing (Love’s Labour’s Lost). Playing for a strictly limited fourteen-week run at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket, don’t miss your chance to see this perfect match, book your tickets today.

RSC - Love's Labour's Lost reviews

22 reviews
Frances Roberts
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19 Mar 2017

Knowing the play fairly well I was amazed at the end of the 4 young men going off to fight in the first world war. The acting in both plays was excellent and enjoyable, but the plays were different.

Julia Baker
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11 Mar 2017

Beautiful old theatre. Stage sets excellent. Actors very good. One of those plays you can't help but enjoy Very witty and funny at times.

R Gale
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10 Mar 2017

Excellent. A very entertaining production that had me completely absorbed. Having read a critique that said the play was not very popular and was slow-moving and rather dull, I wasn't sure what to expect. But the actors presented it so well that I need not have worried. The roof-top scene in particular was brilliant!

John of Kent
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4 Mar 2017

A nice pairing of LLL and MAaN the latter was the livelier of the pair. Love's Labours Lost did not flow as well.

Peter Haydon
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26 Feb 2017

Setting a play about sexual passion in the most sexually repressed period of British history was always going to make the premise of the play look strained, and while the costumes and sets make fine acting performances easy on the eye, they did produce some weird results: namely, at the end of the play, the lead males, having just sworn to live as hermits for the next 2 months, suddenly appear dressed as though they are about to die on the Somme. Why? Commentary about this play tends to focus on the fact that it isn't one of the most popular in the canon and that its high wit makes it a tough listen. This, admittedly slick, production - with often machine-gun fast delivery - does little to address either point, other than to make the audience understand why the points are made.



Haymarket. SW1Y 4HT.

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*** Patrons in the Gallery should be aware that seating is on cushioned wooden benches

Gallery - please note there are 65 steps up to this level.

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Theatre Royal Haymarket, 18 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HT.

By Tube-Piccadilly Circus; Leicester Square or Charing Cross Tube Station