'Love's Labour's Lost'




5th - 9th November 2013


Ian Arnot

"Brings the Bard's comedic love story to soaring, romantic, passionate life, sending the audience home aglow, smiling and uplifted"
Review from Derby Evening Telegraph

Ian Arnot's lavish production of 'Love's Labour's Lost' proved an ideal winter warmer in November 2013 with its perfect mix of love and laughter.

The gentle comedy, wordplay and clowning was handled deftly by a skilled cast who also breathed life and humanity into the more introspective and philosophical passages of this great meditation on love and loss. Complete with one of the hilarious play-within-a-play segments that the Bard wrote so well this production provided perfect and accessible Shakespearean entertainment.

All photographs taken by Bryan Cleary.


Director - Ian Arnot
PAs - Clare Snape & Leni Robson
Stage Manager - Ken Owen
Lighting Designer - Steve Greatorex
Lighting Operator - Neil Jones
Production Design - Tim Heywood
Set Construction - Ken Owen, Neil Jones & Members of the company
Transport - Mike Leech
Wardrobe Mistress - Flora Palmer
Wardrobe Assistants - Pat Kinnerley, Jane Roy, Ann Sharp & Members of the company
Properties - Helen Cornfield, Jill Cocke, Jenny Cooper & Joanna Hands
Prompt & Continuity - Margaret Arnot
Composers & Musical Arrangement - Angus McLeod & Caroline McLeod
Music Co-ordinator - Leni Robson
Choreography - Jackie O'Brien
Publicity - Edward Pickering-Symes & Anna Smith
Photography - Bryan Cleary
Press Officer - Joan Chambers
Business Manager & Front Of House - Byran Cleary


King Of Navarre - James Dean
Berowne - Chris Scott
Dumaine - Edward Pickering-Symes
Longaville - Harry Gibson
Princess of France - Felicity Freeman
Rosaline - Laura Smith
Katherine - Elena Fox
Maria - Lisa MacDonald
Boyet - Richard Whitehorn
Don Armado - Jonathan Wolff
Moth - Katyana Malcolm
Sir Nathaniel - Tony Cooper
Holofernes - David Dunford
Jaquenetta - Clare Snape
Costard - Mathew Shepherd
Dull - Terry Powles
Marcade/Forester - Martin Weston
Waiting Gentlewomen - Chris Bloor, Joan Chambers, Marion Hodgkinson, Charlotte Horobin & Charlotte Matthews
Waiting Gentlemen - Jim Brereton, Barry Elms, Peter Knight & Steven Pryce
Music & Singing - Leni Robson