Love Labours Won

  • 11 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

This premiere is going to transfer to the West End and then Off-Broadway, and has all of the professionalism you would expect of it: acting and visuals, particularly costumes, are all equally strong. It is written is Shakespearian-style rhyming couplets which, though witty, are sometimes rather preachy and may tempt you to play spot-the-non-deliberate-anachronism. Similarly, though it boasts at least one very moving speech and a number of clever Shakespearian references, the plot failed to deliver many belly laughs or deeply emotional moments. Worth a look for the great performances, though. (Issy McCann)

Gilded Balloon Teviot, The Debating Hall, until 28 Aug, 3pm

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