Love's Labour's Lost
By William Shakespeare

7:45pm, Tue 24th October 2017 - Sat 28th October 2017, at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 3

Cambridge, 1938. Women are still, for the most part, confined to their own colleges, denied degrees, and denied full membership of the university.

Meanwhile, the lords of Navarre vow to forego all worldly pleasures and devote themselves to three years of study—sound familiar? They will keep no company but Don Armado, a visiting Spaniard, and Costard the fool, who are both engaged in a competition for the favour of the seductive Jacquenetta.

Notwithstanding the University’s resistance to gender-integration, the lords decide to swear off women as well—for how can one study in the presence of distractingly stockinged legs?

Their plan is watertight—that is, until they recall the approaching visit of the Princess of France and her three ladies, Rosaline, Maria, and Katharine. Will their vows hold out against the wily charms of the fairer sex? Would it be Shakespeare if they did?

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For auditions contact Clara at or 07513396755 by 11:00pm on Fri 16 Jun - more details

We are looking for: Technical Director , Stage Manager , Deputy Stage Manager , Assistant Stage Manager , Sound Designer , Publicity Designer , Costume Designer and Make-up Artist - more details


Princess of France -
Ferdinand, King of Navarre -
Katharine -
Berowne -
Don Armado -
Holofernes -
Longaville -
Sir Nathaniel -
Jacquenetta -

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