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Love’s Labour’s Lost

by William Shakespeare
directed by Stella Gheury de Bray

Book tickets for Love’s Labour’s Lost

Love’s Labour’s Lost

"Shakespeare's timeless & dazzling comedy... and the perfect summer's evening!"

The King of Navarre and this three closest Lords take an oath to study for three years, during which time they must not speak to a woman - forgetting that the Princess of France, and her three ladies, are due to arrive... Shakespeare's perennially delightful comedy offers a cascade of witty words: puns, rhymes, malapropisms, double entendres, sonnets and songs. Why not experience live theatre in the glorious outdoor setting of the Fountain Gardens on Twickenham Riverside? Our annual open air production promises to be a sell-out yet again, so please book your tickets early...


This year, for the very first time, you can save yourself the trouble of making, packing and bringing your own picnic to the RSS summer show. You can pre-order one to collect just before the show - very tasty and fresh food, at reasonable prices, with no hassle.

Our very good friends at Snax (at 28 Church Street, Twickenham) offer pre-ordered picnics for individuals, couples or families. An individual picnic (comprising a sandwich or pasta salad, fruit salad, drink and slice of cake) costs just £6.50. A picnic for two would double up the ingredients for a total of only £12.50, while a family picnic (for four) would cost just £25.

To order, or to find out more, please contact Snax on 020 8891 1006 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Just place your order, give your payment details and pick up on the night. We hope you enjoy both the show and your food!

Wet weather will, on very rare occasions, force the cancellation of a performance in which case vouchers will be offered to attending audience members.
Vouchers can be redeemed at the box office:
• for subsequent performances of the summer show if performances and tickets remain
• or for any other production at the Mary Wallace Theatre up to the end of June in the following year.
If a performance is halted after the interval no vouchers will be issued.

Map indicating the location of York House Gardens

Sunday 20 to Saturday 26 July 2014
No performance Wednesday 23rd July

Please enquire of the Box Office before booking tickets as to the extent of the provision available at the Mary Wallace Theatre for those with disabilities.

Other past productions

  1. A Midsummer Night’s Dream - William Shakespeare
  2. Joking Apart - Alan Ayckbourn
  3. The 39 Steps - John Buchan (Adapted by Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon)
  4. Macbeth - William Shakespeare
  5. Romeo and Juliet - A Senior Youth Theatre Production - William Shakespeare
  6. Bette and Joan - Anton Burge
  7. The Railway Children (stage version) - E. Nesbit adapted by Mike Kenny
  8. Richard II - William Shakespeare
  9. Kindertransport - Diane Samuels
  10. The Tempest - William Shakespeare
  11. The Death of Miss Gloria Starr - Devised by the cast
  12. Metamorphosis - Steven Berkoff, from the classic story by Franz Kafka
  13. The Seagull - Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Torben Betts
  14. The History of Cardenio - William Shakespeare, John Fletcher and Gary Taylor
  15. The Snow Dragons - Lizzie Nunnery
  16. The Weir - Conor McPherson
  17. Oh! What a Lovely War - Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop
  18. The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare
  19. Tom and Viv - Michael Hastings
  20. As You Like It - William Shakespeare
  21. Toad of Toad Hall - A. A. Milne - A play from Kenneth Grahame’s book ‘The Wind in the Willows’ Music by H Fraser-Simson
  22. Collaborators - John Hodge
  23. Boeing-Boeing - Marc Camoletti translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans
  24. We Are Three Sisters - Blake Morrison
  25. THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO - Lee Hall from Carlo Collodi’s original tale
  26. The White Devil - John Webster
  27. The Adventures of Dick Whittington and his Cat - Dickon Williamson
  28. King Lear - William Shakespeare
  29. The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare
  30. Coraline - from the novel by Neil Gaiman
  31. Night Must Fall - Emlyn Williams
  32. All’s Well that Ends Well - William Shakespeare
  33. The Government Inspector - Nikolai Gogol, adapted by D. J. Campbell
  34. Uncle Vanya - Anton Chekhov, in a version by Christopher Hampton
  35. Egad! The Woman in White - Tim Kelly
  36. Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett, adapted by Stephen Briggs
  37. Master Shakeshafte - Peter Parkinson
  38. Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Salman Rushdie, Tim Supple and David Tushingham
  39. From These Green Heights - Dermot Bolger
  40. Othello - William Shakespeare
  41. Blood Wedding (Youth Theatre) - Federico García Lorca - Translation by Gwynne Edwards
  42. The Chalk Garden - Enid Bagnold
  43. A Tender Thing - Ben Power
  44. The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
  45. Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare
  46. Educating Rita - Willy Russell
  47. The Merry Wives of Windsor - William Shakespeare
  48. Robin Hood - David Barrett
  49. Double Bill: Leonardo’s Last Supper and Laughter (Part II) - Peter Barnes
  50. Designs on Ladies - Georges Feydeau, translated by David King, adapted by Rodney Figaro
  51. Rhinoceros - Eugene Ionesco, translated by Martin Crimp
  52. Once in a Lifetime - Moss Hart & George S Kaufman
  53. The Deep Blue Sea - Terence Rattigan
  54. Dracula - Liz Lochhead adapted from Bram Stoker's novel
  55. Henry VIII or All is True (staged reading) - William Shakespeare & John Fletcher
  56. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery - David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin jr.
  57. Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
  58. Around The World in 8 Plays - Patrick Greene and Jason Pizzarello
  59. In the Club - Richard Bean
  60. Measure for Measure - William Shakespeare
  61. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens, adapted by Jo Clifford
  62. Peter Pan - JM Barrie (John Caird and Trevor Nunn)
  63. Taking Sides - Ronald Harwood
  64. Aladdin - John Crocker - Music & Lyrics by Eric Gilder
  65. Little Gem - Elaine Murphy
  66. Vita & Virginia - Eileen Atkins
    adapted from correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West
  67. Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare
  68. Tom Paine - Paul Foster
  69. Youth Theatre Double Bill - Will Averill: Cinderella: Or How Pipsqueak the Mouse Became a Stallion. 'Crinkley Bottom............' was devised in-house
  70. Gormenghast - John Constable adapted from the novel by Mervyn Peake
  71. This Story of Yours - John Hopkins
  72. King John - William Shakespeare
  73. Pygmalion - Bernard Shaw
  74. Fallen Angels - Noel Coward
  75. A Month in the Country - Ivan Turgenev - adapted into English by Emlyn Williams
  76. Glengarry Glen Ross - David Mamet
  77. A Midsummer Night’s Dream - William Shakespeare
  78. A Vampire Story - Moira Buffini
  79. Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll - dramatised by Adrian Mitchell
  80. The Odd Couple (female version) - Neil Simon
  81. The Beauty Queen of Leenane - Martin McDonagh
  82. Antony and Cleopatra - William Shakespeare
  83. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - Tom Stoppard
  84. Gaslight - Patrick Hamilton
  85. Cymbeline - William Shakespeare
  86. Iron - Rona Munro
  87. Confusions - Alan Ayckbourn
  88. Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare
Richmond Shakespeare Society
The Mary Wallace Theatre The Embankment,
Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3DU
Box Office 07484 927 662
(between 10 am and 7 pm only please)

“I’ll be as patient as a gentle stream” Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act ii, Sc.6