"Love's Labour's Lost:" (seen at the afternoon performance on 14th January
2017). As English a setting as one could get, and a comedy as funny as only
the British know how. A remarkable roof-top scene for lovelorn men is a
highlight, with William Belchambers (Longaville) and Tunji Kasim (Dumaine) in
particular playing the heck out of it. Lovely comedy - "Bobby Ball" style - from
Nick Haverson as a postally confused gardener and Chris McCalphy as a dry Dull
police officer, John Arthur (Sir Nathaniel) and Steven Pacey (Holofernes) the
perfect foils. Oh, and don't miss Peter McGovern (Moth) and his routine.
For the ladies, Emma Manton is an eye-catching dairymaid, with the French court
of Leah Whitaker (Princess), Lisa Dillon (Rosaline), Rebecca Collingwood
(Katharine) and Paige Carter (Maria) a bunch of witty women whose entrapment of
the Navarre Court could never be in doubt.
Add Christopher Luscombe's smooth direction and Simon Higlett's Charlecote Park
based setting, and the result is a little bit of magic. The monkey can't wait
until it sees the "second half" of this talented ensemble's work.
"Much Ado About Nothing (Love's Labour's Won):
Not yet available.