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Love’s Labour’s Lost

Directed by Gordon Barr

“And when Love speaks, the voice of all the gods
Make heaven drowsy with the harmony”

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The Herald 4 stars

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Across the Arts 4 stars

In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve. Soon all are smitten and confusion abounds, as each struggles secretly to declare his love in this comedy of deception, desire and mistaken identity.

“What fool is not so wise
To lose an oath to win a paradise?”

The ultimate battle of the sexes, Love’s Labour’s Lost is by turns romantic, hilarious and unbearably touching and this summer Bard in the Botanics brings Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy to the Scottish professional stage for the first time in almost 50 years in a beautiful new promenade production.

Please note:

This is a promenade production which does involve some walking around the Botanic Gardens. If you are bringing seating or blankets with you please be aware you will have to carry them with you when the performance moves to an0ther area of the Botanics.


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Wed 24th & Thurs 25th JUNE
7:45 p.m.
(Preview tickets: £13 / £10)


Fri 26th June – Sat 11th July
7:45 p.m.
(no performances on Sundays or Mondays)


Main Botanic Gardens


£17.50 / £12 (conc.)

Tuesdays for a Tenner – all tickets £10 on Tuesday nights

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0141 429 0022

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Running Time

Approx. 2 hours 45 minutes incl. 15 minute interval


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