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Cease and Desist Theatre Company

June 19 - July 3

Four men struggle with the curse of love, their unfruitful resistance to attraction, and their glorious triumph in being ultimately defeated in the Bard’s ultimate ode to love, attraction, and "Cupid’s dreadful little might" from which no man or woman is protected.

Love’s Labour’s Lost is considered one of Shakespeare's cleverest plays, crammed with puns and cultural references that are assumed to go over the heads of today’s audiences and, for that reason, is largely avoided by producers and directors. This super cool production from Cease and Desist unearths all the entertaining richness of the play, and brings something new to the table by setting it in one of the most stylistically puzzling ages of recent times – the neon-lit 1980s. Here it becomes a commentary on the idiosyncracys and vanities of the acting profession, observing as Shakespeare did that there's no business like show business!

Directed by Diana Vucane and Luke Jasztal with Nigel Fyfe, Rachael Maclean, Ailsa Ilott, Ian Baksh, Reed Stokes, Ross McNamara, and Maria Austin, this production is the perfect way to pass a midsummer evening.

In 2014, under the name of FiasCo, the company produced Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler (February 2014, Etcetera Theatre, transferred to the King’s Head Theatre in April 2014), and Three Sisters (The White Bear Theatre, October 2014). Members of the company also took part in English Repertory Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night ( performed at Oxford Castle July – September 2014), and collaborated with other theatre companies on National Freakshow Uncut as part of the Theatre Uncut project in December 2014, a fundraiser for Amnesty International at Clean Break, Kentish Town.

“Amazing, talented cast and direction. I was actually left wanting more.” – Ruth Gledhill, London Theatre 1

19 June– 3 July

Tuesday – Saturday 7.30 pm, Sunday 6.00 pm

£14.00/ £10.00(Concessions)
Lee Cogger in London Theatre 1
People involved
Ross McNamara
Don Armado

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