Beatrice and BenedickMuch Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare Shorts): Beatrice and Benedick

Love’s Labour’s Lost (2019)

Directed by Tim Wilcock

  • Promenade performance at Traquair House
  • Wednesday 29th May – Saturday 1st June
  • Wednesday 5th June – Saturday 8th June
  • 7.30pm start each evening
  • Tickets (£8 Wed/Thurs and £14 Fri/Sat) will be available from the Eastgate Theatre box office (01721 725777)

Love’s Labour’s Lost (2019)

Love’s Labour’s Lost is Shakespeare at Traquair’s main stage production for 2019 and will be directed by Tim Wilcock. The play sees self-denial in fashion at the court of Navarre where the young king and three of his courtiers forswear all pleasures in favour of serious study. But when the dazzling Princess of France and her entourage arrive, inconvenient promises are quickly ditched in favour of some ham-fisted wooing. It’s a boisterous send-up of all those who confuse fantasy with reality and Shakespeare displays just about every weapon in the playwright’s arsenal, from excruciating cross-purposes and impersonations to drunkenness and bust-ups. A feast of language, replete with puns, rhymes and grotesque coinages, this is being staged as a high-energy, tightly choreographed piece of theatre.