St James Cavalier Centre for Creating is showing a live transmission of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare on the 11th February at 6.15pm with an encore on the 25th February at 7pm.

In summer 1914, the King and his friends swear off the company of women for three years in order to dedicate themselves to a life of study. Soon after their pact, the Princess of France arrives, along with her ladies-in-waiting. The women’s arrival seriously puts the men’s resolve to the test.

In Shakespeare’s comedy, each of the men tries to uphold the vow of abstinence but all fail when they admit their love for the women. At the end of the play, the lovers agree to spend some time apart, unaware that World War I would soon change everything.

Love’s Labour’s Lost and Love’s Labour’s Win (aka Much Ado About Nothing – also showing at St James Cavalier in March) are directed by Christopher Luscombe who has directed a number of plays in the West End and for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.  

For more information, please visit the St James Cavalier official website.