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
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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
- 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