19:30, Wed 21st – Thu 22nd June 2023 at Robinson College Gardens (Maria Bjornson Theatre)
Easter May Week
‘Our wooing doth not end like an old play;
Jack hath not Jill: these ladies' courtesy
Might well have made our sport a comedy.’
King Ferdinand and his friends - Dumaine, Longaville, and Berowne - have made a pact: to study rigorously and avoid the company of women for three years. But their vow is challenged by the arrival of the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting, whose presence sparks the beginnings of love. But will the young lovers’ romances endure against all odds? ‘Shakespeare’s most intellectual comedy’ is reimagined against the backdrop of a summer holiday in France, a witty and poignant look at the passionate yet fleeting nature of a summer romance.