Tuesday, 16 June 2015


Cease and Desist Theatre Company are inviting you to gently hear and kindly judge our take on William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost – the Bard’s ultimate ode to love, attraction, and Cupid’s dreadful little might from which no man or woman is immune.

An outstanding job of making Chekhov warm and relevant. www.londontheatre1.com (Three Sisters 2014).

Amazing, talented cast and direction. I was actually left wanting more. www.londontheatre1.com (Hedda Gabler 2014).

This year Cease and Desist are determined to fully explore their comedic potential, taking on one of the funniest, yet rarely performed Shakespeare comedies. 

Love’s Labour’s Lost is considered one of the Bard’s cleverest plays, although, because it is crammed with puns and cultural references that are assumed to go over the heads of today’s audiences, is avoided by producers and directors.

We intend to unearth all the entertaining richness of the play, and hopefully bring something new to the table by setting it in the neon-lit 1980s and by turning it into a commentary on the acting world, having discovered that the play provides an amazing opportunity to have a laugh at the trifles of the actor's life.

Come and witness four men struggle with the
curse of love, their unfruitful resistance to attraction, and their glorious triumph in being ultimately defeated

Directed by Diana Vucane and Luke Jasztal.

Cease and Desist Theatre Company (formally FiasCo), produced two shows in 2014, Hedda Gabler (Etcetera Theatre, transferred to the King’s Head Theatre), and Three Sisters (The White Bear Theatre). Members of the company also performed in English Repertory Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night (Oxford Castle) and collaborated with other theatre companies as part of the “Theatre Uncut” project (Clean Break).

Venue: Rosemary Branch Theatre www.rosemarybranch.co.uk

Dates: 19 June – 3 July

Time: Tuesday – Saturday 7.30 pm, Sunday 6.00 pm

Tickets: Tickets £14, Concessions £10

Venue Box Office: 020 7704 6665

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