Love’s Labours Lost – February 2016

Love’s Labours Lost was performed at Gladstone Vineyard, 4-6 February and The Dell, Wellington Botanic Garden 12-27 February 2016.

We loved performing for you. THANK YOU to the 2500 people who saw Love’s Labours Lost at the Dell, Wellington Botanic Gardens and Gladstone Vineyard, Wairarapa. See you next year!

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The Summer Shakespeare Trust were thrilled to present Victoria University of Wellington’s 2016 Summer Shakespeare: Love’s Labours Lost, directed by Ania Upstill.

The King of Navarre and three companions commit to study and self-improvement for three years. They pledge to put aside all thoughts of women (and love), limit sleep, and eat only enough to survive; bodily concerns must be conquered to pursue intellectual matters. To avoid temptation, a royal decree demands all women must remain a mile from court. Yet the King has forgotten that the Princess of France – complete with her train of comely ladies-in-waiting – is due to arrive for a pre-arranged visit on diplomatic business. It isn’t long before the ladies’ charms begin to win over the King and his men…

How can one prove their love when a quick wit can have its wicked way with words?

Ania Upstill is Artistic Director of the Lord Lackbeards for whom she has directed Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Othello and The Merchant of Venice in Wellington seasons and North Island tours. In April-June 2015, she was an inaugural intern at Shakespeare’s Globe in London as part of SGCNZ’s Emerging Theatre Practitioners’ Programme.

13 Responses to Love’s Labours Lost – February 2016

  1. Paul says:

    Maybe I missed the info, but I can’t see what DAYS it’s on in the Dell or what TIME it starts???

  2. Beverley mckenzie says:

    I guess you have found out that the Dominion had the dtaes play only till the 20th of february.
    Hope you can get an adjustment made for your fans

  3. Julian says:

    Can you give me any idea of the running time? Thanks

  4. Marie Eales says:

    Can one buy tickets there? I am playing recorder, but three friends who are coming will need tickets… (I know one can buy them online)

  5. Marie Eales says:

    Thanks 😘 Thanks 😘🎶😘🎶 staying for the play tonight 😀 Looking forward to that 😎

  6. Marie Eales says:

    Hi all 😀 Thank you for the opportunity to play recorder for your production 🎶 it was great fun 😀
    My friends and I really enjoyed the play. Well done on creating a n enjoyable entertainment with excellent acting 🎶

  7. Thanks so much to the ‘Recorders and Early Music Union’ for the preshow music – your contribution was a wonderful enhancement for our show

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