Audio described in-house.
This July the gardens of the private BRABOEUF MANOR at The University of Law (Guildford), will explode with a celebration of innocence and the fabulous folly of being young and in love, as Guildford Shakespeare Company (GSC) bring to life Shakespeare’s most beautiful romantic comedy, Love’s Labours Lost.
‘Our court shall be a little academe, still and contemplative in living art’
It is summer 1939, and with the prospect of war looming, four raffish men escape the bustle of London for the quiet of the Sussex coast; the perfect rural idyll in which to immerse themselves in their books and poetry. However their scholarly devotion is quickly put to the test when four effervescent ladies arrive for exactly the same reason.
Soon the frustrations of the love-struck couples spill out into the local town, infecting everyone from school teachers to tea shop owners, even the outrageous Spanish count Don Armado di Adriano, isn’t safe!
Director TOM LITTLER (multiple OffWestEnd Best Director Nominations) returns to GSC following his triumphs with Much Ado About Nothing, The Wind in the Willows and Twelfth Night. Tom is currently the Artistic Director of Jermyn Street Theatre, in London’s West End. Taking inspiration from the artists of the famous Bloomsbury Group, he and designer NEIL IRISH have relocated the play from Northern Spain to the idyllic Sussex coast on the eve of the Second World War.
GSC specialise in site-responsive theatre experiences, placing the audience right at the heart of the action, and this poignant setting in the final summer of innocence is perfect for the play’s surprise ending. The company promises an evening of elegance and elation in equal measure.
Please note this is an audio described performance at an independent venue. Every effort has been made to ensure that these details are correct; however, please do double check with the venue for the availability of introductory notes and touch tours when booking.