Theatre Royal Haymarket
London, SW1Y 4HT
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Opened: 12 Dec 2016
Booking from: 16 Jan 2017
Booking until: 18 Mar 2017
Duration: 2 hours 37 minutes (including 20 minute interval)

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  • sarahhollis 1 review 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Love's Labour's Lost, 9th January 2017
    I am not an expert when it comes to Shakespeare but this lesser known comedy was so superbly acted and staged, i would be surprised if anyone walked away from the theatre disappointed. The acting was first class all round and the stage sets beautiful and obviously well researched. Go see it soon !
    Sat in Stalls G15
    Not normally a Stalls fan but these central seats are fantastic, you could study the actors close up and smell the action from here! Would definitely buy again.
  • joc78 5"4 female 120 reviews 2 helpful votes
    80% total rating Love's Labour's Lost, 22nd December 2016
    Another excellent show from the RSC. This was the first time I had seen Love's Labours Lost and it didn't disappoint. There was plenty of laughter and the acting was of the usual RSC standard (i.e. excellent!)
    Sat in Stalls D14
    This is a great seat to the left hand side of the stage as you look at it. You are very close to the action but not so close that your head is straining. For this particular production (Love's Labours Lost) some of the scenery/props meant that you couldn't see everything that was happening on stage but it didn't detract from my enjoyment. A comfortable seat with good legroom.
  • livb 5'6 female 167 reviews 40 helpful votes
    80% total rating Love's Labour's Lost, 13th December 2016
    Sat in Stalls K15
    This seat is unyielding and so not particularly comfortable! It's also a little on the narrow side, with just enough legroom. However, you can't fault the view, and it's worth the discomfort for that alone! You are close enough to feel part of the action, but far back enough that you've no problem seeing all the stage at once. There was no problem with people in front, and although the stage is high, from here it is actually at just the right level.
    K15 Stalls - Theatre Royal Haymarket - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls K15
  • amyxrebeccca 5"2 female 15 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Love's Labour's Lost, 17th December 2016
    Not as restricted as I expected; you could see most of the stage, apart from a small section at the front. A good seat for the price.
    A15 Upper Circle - Theatre Royal Haymarket - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Upper Circle A15
The Theatre Royal Haymarket offers the best views in the Stalls, with the clearest views in the mid-front. Sit in the front of the Upper Circles for the best view on a budget.
Theatre Royal Haymarket, London interactive seating plan & seat reviews
Christopher Luscombe (Nell Gwynn) has turned his hand to two of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited season. In collaboration with the RSC and Chichester Festival Theatre, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing, otherwise known as Love’s Labour’s Won will run in rep. Following a successful 2014 run in Stratford-upon-Avon and Chichester, the double-bill opened in the West End on December 9th.

Love’s Labour’s Lost is catapulted into pre-war 1914, following the King and his friends as they pledge to avoid all women for a firm three years. Unfortunately, their oath comes under scrutiny when the pleasant Princess of France and her lovely ladies-in-waiting arrive. Widely acknowledged as one of Shakespeare’s best comedies, Love’s Labour’s Lost examines the influence of the female sex, suggesting that they may be the most powerful gender of all. Only at the end of the play are the lovers forced to be apart, as the world takes a dark turn into the beginnings of the devastating World War One.

Following his recent appearance in Photograph 51, Edward Bennett plays Berowne, a role that has previously been portrayed by Shakespeare connoisseur Kenneth Branagh. Lisa Dillon joins him playing Rosaline. Dillon is best known for her other work at the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as her much loved television role as Mary Smith in Cranford. Love’s Labour’s Lost is directed by Christopher Luscombe, who recently enjoyed success with Nell Gwynn and has also helmed popular productions Wicked and The Madness of King George III. The production will also feature design by Simon Higlett, lighting by Oliver Fenwick, sound by Jeremy Dunn and choreography by Jenny Arnold.

Love’s Labour’s Lost appears as part of the Shakespeare celebrations, marking 400 years since his death, with several Shakespeare plays taking place across London at venues including the Barbican. Having opened at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on December 9th, Love’s Labour’s Lost will run until March 18th 2017.
Suitable For
Fans of Shakespeare will enjoy seeing this new adaptation of one of his less-performed comedies, which places the production pre-war. Love’s Labour’s Lost is recommended for ages 11 and up.