Twelfth Night

Tuesday 23 June – Saturday 4 July 2020

POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

Love's Labour's Lost

2012
The George
Directed by Steph Hamer

Berowne:
Our wooing doth not end like an old play:
Jack hath not Jill.These ladies’ courtesy
Might well hath made our sport a comedy.

King:
Come, sir, it wants a twelve month and a day
And then ‘twill end.

Berowne:
That’s too long for a play.

Act V. Scene 2

Love’s Labour’s Lost is a fun romantic comedy mocking men for their susceptibility to fall head-over-heels in love with a beautiful woman! This delightful play is full of love poems and letters, gifts and entertainment; words to make your heart sing and words to make your head swim!

It is a story in which a King and three lords, shadowed by a group of lowlier characters, swear an oath to study for three years, living a life of austerity, but then break their vows by falling in love with a visiting Princess and her three ladies, and are subsequently separated from their women for a year and a day when the Princess hears of her father’s death. It is a charming and touching tale in which the women definitely come out on top!!!

Love’s Labour’s Lost has finally come into its own. After more than three centuries of neglect, this play is now popular for precisely those qualities which previously kept it from favour. It has no towering central role: no Hamlet or Falstaff, and in the days of Garrick and the Victorian actor-managers, when audiences demanded star actors playing star parts, this made it theatrically unattractive. Now audiences are prepared to respect the play’s sociability, its breadth, its capacity to accommodate on more or less equal dramatic terms a whole community of characters from a king to a constable and clown.

Performed from 26 June – 7 July 2012.




Cast

FERDINAND, King of Navarre

Martin Prest

BEROWNE, a Lord

Reuben Milne

LONGAVILLE, a Lord

Rob Barton

DUMAINE, a Lord

Neal Dench

PRINCESS OF FRANCE

Meg Dixon

ROSALINE, a Lady-in-Waiting

Caroline Harbord

MARIA, a Lady-in-Waiting

Charlotte Edwards

KATHARINE, a Lady-in-Waiting

Lucy Knight

BOYET, a French Lord

Paul Silver

MARCADE, a French Messenger

Derrick Scothern

DON ADRIANO DE ARMADO, Spanish Braggart

Richard Brown

MOTH, his Page

Sarah Ward

HOLOFERNES, Schoolmistress

Paula Inkledon-Webbe

SIR NATHANIEL, Curate

Les Robert

ANTHONY DULL, Constable

Tony Champion

COSTARD, Swain

Phil Cox

JAQUENETTA, Dairymaid

Stephanie Dickenson

FORESTER, Gamekeeper

Derrick Scothern

ATTENDANTS TO THE KING

Simon Maylor
Derrick Scothern

MUSICIAN

Roy Bellass

Creative Team

Director

Steph Hamer

Assistant Director

Jacqueline Spencer

Stage Manager

Kevin Connor

Wardrobe Mistress

Jo Fradley

Wardrobe Assistants

Helen Arnett
Gretta Tamlyn
Diane Dickenson
Ruth Davies
Rachel McKinnon

Musical Director

Roy Bellass

Continuity and Prompts

Elizabeth Elliott
Andy Grannell

Lighting Design

Ed Hopkins

Sound Design

Adrian Wadey

Sound and Light Team

Ed Welsh
Lisa Bell
Ellen Cole

Properties

Cherry Mildwater
Smiley Mildwater

Make Up

Larura Harling
Roz Brown
Lesley Harling

Set Design and Construction

Ian Cooper
Steph Hamer

Set Design Artwork

Rob Barton
Laura Harling

Backstage

Richard Morley
Elizabeth Elliot
Laura Harling
Stephanie Dickenson
Peter Welsh
Ed Welsh

Front of House & Sales

Trish James and team

Publicity

Simon Maylor

Box Office

Kevin Webb
Chreyl Cook and team

Poster Design

Trevor Bass
Steph Hamer

Photography

Antonia Brown

Programme Design

Steph Hamer
Peter Brown
Ken Girvan Printers Ltd.