Loves Labours Lost – First show at the Courtyard Theatre!!

I feel so privaliged that I got to see the first showing of Loves Labours Lost!! (Which I will refer to as LLL from here on in.)

For those who don’t know, Loves Labours Lost is a play by Shakespeare. A comedy, as far as Shakespeare’s comedies go anyway lol. But it was suprisingly funny. And being at the front was so awesome…. like being in the action, actors whip past you, I swear I got brushed by one of the hugely ornate dresses that one of the 4 main women were wearing. It was so cool… if you were in the audience, I was in the front row, right on the end on the left, seat A 36, you really are so close, so much closer than I thought I’d be….

The story is basically this, 4 guys swear off women to study for 3 years, and then 4 women, a princess and her ladies come from France, each guy falls for one of the girls(lucky they didnt fall for the same one really…) and they all plot to get round the deal they made to steer clear of women. There are plenty of laughs, audience participation, a weirdass Spanish pirate type character named Armado, who had a mini version of him following him round. Which was so funny, he was the comic relief definately, although the rest was funny too lol, Tennant was brilliant as always, and the outfits were fantastic, hats off to the costume designer Katrina Lindsay, they were so ornate and gorgeous… I wanna go again just so I can watch the sparkles more, I was mesmorised at quite a few points, distracted from watching Tennant, thats an acomplishment on its own. And Tom Davey was yummy too!! Great legs, all the 4 main guys had great legs, shame the blonde one(Sam Alexander) was shorter than the other 3… All four of the guys, Tennant, Davey, Alexander and Edward Bennett were in Hamlet, so it was great to see them again, in uber-funky outfits, and tights…oh the legs….and the puffy pants lol. Such a good night…. I wish you were allowed to take pictures of the acting…. but I wouldn’t post them yet anyway. I have a few photos of the set which I took during the intervel, but I don’t want to ruin anything, not until someone else posts photos up first, I don’t want to be responsible for spoiling the suprises.

I’m ashamed to say I did go to the stage door after the show…. but I was nowhere near the most obsessed person there, one lady(much older than me)brought roses… she was sitting on the shame row as me, and tried to give them to him when he came out at the stage door, but she failed. :is strangely smug….: Poor guy was only wearing a tshirt and jeans when he came out to sign stuff… And because I wasn’t obsessed enough, and because I was sitting at the front(took longer to get out) I didnt get close enough to the front, so i didnt get a signiture. Not the end of the world, and being at the front, so close to all the actors, is more than enough compensation. And, not only that, I got the signiture of the actor who played Bostard, Ricky Champ, who was awesome, mucho funny! Him being dragged along by a rope by the mini Armado was a great laugh.

And to end, two of the photos I took outside the stage door, I should have concentrated on the photos instead of trying for an autograph, since I was too far for an autograph really… But I got one semi-decent photo of Tennant, and one of Champ, Ricky Champ has a great name lol. Champ!! Anyways, photos…

Anyway, thats enough for my rant of LLL. It was awesome, WAY more fun than Hamlet was, but I don’t suppose Hamlet was meant to be fun lol. Either way, I really enjoyed it, and wish I could go again. Even considering buying tickets on ebay…. because it really is awesome.

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2 Responses to “Loves Labours Lost – First show at the Courtyard Theatre!!”

  1. Jules Says:

    I saw Hamlet and adored it. I’ve been waiting to read a LLL review and now know I HAVE to get tickets! Sounds amazing.

  2. suki Says:

    Ah, the good days of Shakespeare…
    I remember back in high school, we did Shakespeare’s works every year. It got better with each year, so I didn’t hate it, really. I’ve never seen Loves Labours Lost before but, I’ll keep an eye out for it ^^
    There’s a nice open-air amphitheatre here that has Shakespeare plays annually.

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