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Love’s Labour’s Lost

By William Shakespeare

RSC


Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 8th August 1978

Aldwych Theatre, London, 11th April 1979


Stratford
London
Ferdinand
Richard Griffiths
Longaville
Ian Charleson
Dumaine
Paul Whitworth
Berowne
Michael Pennington
Don Adriano de Armado
Michael Hordern
Tony Church
Moth
Jo James
Anthony Robb
Princess of France
Carmen Du Sautoy
Boyet
Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman /Oliver Ford-Davies
Maria
Sheridan Fitzgerald
Katharine
Avril Carson
Rosaline
Jane Lapotaire
Mercade
Alan Cody
Dull
David Lyon
Costard
Allan Hendrick
Jaquenetta
Ruby Wax
A Forester
Dennis Clinton
Michael Bertenshaw
Holoferness
Paul Brooke
Sir Nathaniel
David Suchet
Director
John Barton
Designer
Ralph Koltai
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..Mr Pennington is now an exceedingly good young actor…he has all the best poetry in the play and delivers it magically..

-Financial Times

…his key speeches sing out like operatic arias…

-Daily Telegraph

…he loses little in bravura: his long, sophistical speech in IV.Iii...is handled with such clarity and persuasive panache that…the audience broke into loud applause at the conclusion…

-Plays and Players

…Michael Pennington’s Berowne commands with grace and authority

-The Stage