Love's Labour's Lost

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Joint production with

Bath Drama

 

AUDITIONS: Sat 7th March 10am to 4pm

Sun 8th March 10am to 1.30pm. All welcome.

PERFORMANCES: Tues 9th – Sat 13th June

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF PERFORMANCE DATES

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Change of performance date

We have had to change the performance dates for this summer's production of Love's Labour's Lost, which will take place in the beautiful St Michael's Church in the centre of Bath. It will be the previous week to the one initially advertised Tuesday 9th to Saturday 13th June.

The audition dates are unchanged and we hope to see as many of you in the Hut on Saturday 7th between 10am and 4.30pm and on Sunday 8th March between 10am and 1.30pm.

If for any reason you cannot make the audition dates, do send an email to the Director John Reid – [email protected] – and give him a telephone or mobile number so that he can organise mop up auditions.

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The Characters

 

THE COURT OF NAVARRE

FERDINAND, King of Navarre

An immature young king whose naivety and intellectual idealism are perfectly captured in his proposal to create a ‘little academe’ with his faithful courtiers where they will devote themselves to three years of study and fasting – and eschew the company of women. Mid-twenties.

BEROWNE

The cleverest (and the most worldly-wise) of the king’s three attendant lords – his sceptical wit soon exposes the daftness of Navarre’s academy. Late twenties to early thirties.

LONGAVILLE & DUMAINE

These young lords feel like twins – there is an innocence about their immaturity that forms a key strand in the comedy. Lot of fun to be had.

ARMADO

A Spanish braggart may seem like a limited comic type but Armado is an outrageous parody of the affectations of the courtiers – both as courtly lovers and as verbal wits. Thirties – mid-forties.

MOTH

Armado’s page is usually played by a boy or boyish type – but it could be a girl. Quick-witted and a singer.

THE FRENCH COURT 

PRINCESS

Witty, intelligent, and self-possessed – should be a Jane Austen heroine. Late twenties….

ROSALINE

Shares the wit and eloquence of her mistress – proves herself a match for Berowne. Flexible twenties…

KATHERINE & MARIA

Usually matched in youthfulness with their respective lordly suitors.

BOYET

Lord attending the princess, her go-between and eloquent court jester – his waspish wit is often wedded (by actors) to a camp persona. 40-60.

MARCADÉ

Few words, but deadly – a messenger of death, age not important.

THE LOCAL INHABITANTS

COSTARD

A very earthy, lower class clown. 40’s-50’s.

DULL

A Constable of few words in a world of words. 50’s-60’s.

JAQUENETTA

A rough and ready country wench. 20’s-mid-thirties

HOLOFERNES

A pedantic schoolmaster – 50’s-60’s.

NATHANIEL

A curate. Part of a comic double-act with Holofernes.50’s.

There are a number of supporting roles – attendant lords, a forester, and musicians - that would suit people who don’t want too much commitment. The musical pageant that ends the play can involve a large number of extra cast, young and old.

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BOOK NOW FOR LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Not that all RTC productions must have a three letter acronym consisting entirely of Ls, booking is open for our spring production of Love, Love, Love, by Mike Bartlett. It runs from Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th March at the Rondo.  

It promises to be a great show so please come along. Tickets are available from http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/love-love-love/ or by calling the Bath Box Office on 01225 463362.

Get yours now to join Ken and Sandra on their journey from the hazy summer of '67 to a 21st century retirement, with a few bumps along the way.

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