LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
Venue: Studio 303, The University of Hong Kong 香港大學303劇院
Dates: March 29, 30 & 31 2017
Special note: This production was also performed at the Leighton Community Hall on March 15 2017 to local secondary school students.
After sold-out shows and the award-winning production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona last April, HKSTG is back with yet another of the Bard’s fun-filled comedies- Love's Labour's Lost!
Never heard of the play? Well, it's pretty straightfoward. The King of Navarre and his three Lords swear to study and forsake women for 3 years - until that is, the Princess of France and her ladies come to his court the very next scene. Meanwhile, Armado and his page Moth have travelled from Spain to Navarre's court and become acquaintances of Constable Dull, Costard the swain and the beauteuous Jaqueneta. They soon join hands with notable scholars Holofernes and Lady Natalia and stage a historical play known as the Nine Worthies. With so many aspiring individuals gathered in and around Navarre, a Shakespearean plot is inevitable!
Recontextualised to the Swinging 1960s, HKSTG's LLL features two live bands, singing, swing dancing alongside Thespian acting. Come and enjoy a night of musical and nostalgic Shakespearean rhymes!
註：本劇曾在Leighton Community Hall於三月十五日演出學生場。
我們把時代背景搬到流行Swing Dance的60年代，兩支現場樂隊的懷舊歌曲再加上Swing Dance，扣成創新的莎士比亞戲劇樂章。
Choreography by Mandy Petty, HKAPA Dance Instructor.
Live Music by local bands Beatles for Sale & Riana Doss.