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Tues 4th to Sat 8th June. LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST by William Shakespeare. Love’s Labour’s Lost is one of Shakespeare’s most beguiling comedies. The King of Navarre and three companions swear an oath to study and to create ‘a little academe’ which will be the ‘wonder of the world’. They must go into retreat for three years and give up worldly pleasures - including women. When a Princess arrives with her ladies-in-waiting, the whole scheme is placed in jeopardy. Human nature is soon at war with high-minded ideals. Hailed by Guardian drama critic Michael Billington as one of the 101 greatest plays ever written, Love’s Labour’s Lost shows the full flower of Shakespeare’s genius for the first time.

  • Date: 08/06/2024 19:45 - 08/06/2024 22:00
  • Location Stamford Arts Centre, Saint Mary's Street, Stamford, UK (Map)


Four noblemen swear an oath to study for three years. Contact with women is forbidden – as are other worldly pleasures such as good food and alcohol. When a princess arrives with a retinue of ladies the consequences are hilarious.  

This production will transfer to the open-air theatre at Minack in Cornwall 22-25 July 2024.