Mon 22nd to Thurs 25th July. LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST by William Shakespeare. Book through Minack website at - - - 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: 25/07/2024 20:00 - 25/07/2024 22:00
  • Location The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall. TR19 6JU (Map)
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8pm Monday to Thursday

2:30pm matinees on Tuesday and Thursday

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.