Love's Labour's LostDuration 2h40

Haymarket, Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London, United Kingdom SW1Y 4HT

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The Royal Shakespeare Company  Chichester Festival Theatre production of Shakespeare’s tale of young romance, Love’s Labour’s Lost, transfers to the West End subsequent to an acclaimed 2014 run in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited season, Love’s Labour’s Lost is set in summer 1914. Pledging to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years – just before the unfortunately timed arrival of the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting.

Presented with a severe test of their high-minded resolve, the strength of their vows is the subject of Shakespeare’s glisteningly mischievous comedy, suggesting that the study of the opposite sex is in fact the highest of all academic endeavours. With an unexpected ending lying in store, the characters are blissfully unaware that the world around them is about to be transformed by war.

An evening of hilariously unrealistic promises, the comedy plays in rep with Much Ado About Nothing at the venue in a heart-warming double bill.

Cast & Creatives

Edward Bennett, Lisa Dillon
William Shakespeare
Christopher Luscombe
Music by
Nigel Hess
Royal Shakespeare Company & Chichester Festival Theatre
Jenny Arnold
Lighting Designer
Oliver Fenwick
Jeremy Dunn

Haymarket, Theatre Royal

Haymarket, London, United Kingdom SW1Y 4HT
020 7930 8800
Official site
Nearest tube
Piccadilly Circus (150m) Leicester Square (500m)
Nearest bus
3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 29, 38, 40, 88, 91, 94, 139, 159, 176,

50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Trafalgar, only 4 minutes away from the theatre.  Meters and 1 disabled parking space in Suffolk Place.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7930 8800
Discounts available for wheelchair users and their companions.
Limited mobility
There is more leg room in boxes A and B (4 steps into each box), or in seats F1, F21, G1 and G18 of the Stalls.
Access description
Main entrance up three 15cm steps (staircases have handrails on both sides and are highlighted) through a set of double swing doors. Box Office counter to the right of the entrance. 18 steps down from the foyer to the Stalls, 28 steps up to the Royal Circle, and 60+ steps up to the Upper Circle and Gallery, through a separate entrance to the right of the main entrance. 4 steps in to each box.
Hearing impaired
Sennheiser infra-red system with 20 headsets.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are not allowed into the auditorium but up to 6 can be looked after in the manager’s office.
No steps to the auditorium through EXIT doors to the left and righthand side of the main entrance - please tell the Box Office in advance and they will be opened for you. 1 space for a wheelchair user at X18. The venue is suitable for scooters. Transfer seating available to any aisle seat for 1 scooter and 4 wheelchairs. The theatre can store 1 scooter and 4 wheelchairs per performance.
Women’s and men’s are down 11 steps from the foyer and at Royal Circle and Upper Circle level.
Disabled toilets
Adapted toilet at Stalls entrance on street level.
1 licensed bar. Drinks in plastic cups can be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium. Stalls bar is 11 steps down from the foyer, Royal Circle bar is 28 steps up from the foyer, and there is another bar at Upper Circle level. No seating.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens