Venue: Main House
Date: Tue 01 May - Sat 05 May
Time: 7.30pm with 2pm (Thu) & 2.30pm (Sat) matinees
Produced by: Northern Broadsides in partnership with the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Barrie Rutter
Wed 01 Feb 2012
Written by Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph
Let’s have a big hand for the little man. As Moth, pert, quick-witted page to the coxcomb Spaniard Don Armado in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Dean Whatton, a dwarf actor, is the unexpected diminutive star of Northern Broadsides’ revival...
Wed 29 Feb 2012
Written by Ron Simpson, Whats On Stage
Love’s Labour’s Lost, with its noble characters seeing themselves as artistic academics, may not seem the most suitable Shakespeare play for Northern Broadsides, but, if the Northern accent of some Broadsides’ productions is less in evidence this time, the directness of utterance remains...
Tue 31 Jan 2012
Written by Michael Billington, The Guardian
You have to admire the bloody-minded tenacity of Barrie Rutter. He has kept Northern Broadsides going for 20 years; and, even if I have seen this magical early Shakespeare comedy achieve greater heights of ecstasy and pathos, this is a clear, visually graceful version that fills a large gap in the touring market...
Wed 11 Apr 2012
Written by Charles Hutchinson, The Press
If you cannot wait until May to see Northern Broadsides return to York, with Lenny Henry in a cameo appearance on the last night of the tour’s final week, then Love’s Labours Lost can be found in Leeds this week.
Take four dashing young men.
Add a vow of celibacy.
Throw in a handful of beautiful young women…
and wait for the sparks to fly!
Northern Broadsides celebrates its 20th anniversary year with a delicious comedy that will entertain and delight. Romantic, mischievous and filled with youthful exuberance, Love’s Labour’s Lost fizzes like bubbles in a champagne glass. Barrie Rutter directs a charismatic cast of 17 multitalented northern actors who will literally fill the stage in this fast-paced battle of the sexes. In true Broadsides’ style there’ll be rousing song and dance, scintillating performances, jaw-dropping comic timing and hilarious ‘steal-the-show’ scenes.
Read a revealing interview with Norhern Broadsides Artistic Director Barrie Rutter on TheArtsDesk here.
“The best Shakespeare around.”
The Independent on Sunday
"This is a clear, visually graceful version that fills a large gap in the touring market."
"Love's Labour's Lost is a delight... Northern Broadsides' founder Barrie Rutter, who directs, comes up with a frisky version which bring out all the comedic lines and scenarios that Shakespeare intended."
British Theatre Guide
Lenny Henry will only appear in the performances on Saturday 05 May 2012.
Please note that Lenny Henry's appearances are subject to any subsequent work commitments.
Fri 23 Mar 2012
Comedian & Actor joins cast of Northern Broadside’s Love’s Labour’s Lost for cameo role on 5 May 2012