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Story Shakespeare – Love’s Labour’s Lost (Year Out Drama Theatre Company)

By | Published on Friday 19 August 2011

Ceaseless energy and beautiful ensemble work makes this adaptation of the Shakespearian comedy a must see, filled, as it is, to the brim with wit and smut, much of which probably soars over the head of younger audience members. The youthfulness of the Year Out Drama group infuses the play, the modernised language of which is always paramount. A story of romance and deception, we see four pairs of lovers make and break oaths in minutes, testing the love that is sworn to them and using contemporary songs to bring the piece home. The foppish Don Armado is a highlight, his lover’s extravagance never failing to amuse, while the ensemble cast’s faultless attention to detail creates a vivacious and stunning backdrop for this already well-loved classic.

C too, 15 – 20 Aug, 11.05am (11.55am), £4.50 – £8.50, fpp300.
tw rating 5/5