Love’s Labour’s Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Simon Tavener

Date & Time: 18-29 July 2017

8pm (+2:30pm Saturday 22nd) - no Sunday performances

Venue: Trinity College Gardens, Parks Road, Oxford

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Light, seeking light, doth light of light beguile…

Set in the Oxford of 1895, this witty new production of Shakespeare’s enchanting comedy captures the perfect English Summer.  Croquet on the lawn, Cricket in the Parks, lazy afternoons beside the river and romantic intrigues everywhere you turn. 

This timeless tale of students falling in and out love is one that will delight audiences of all ages.

The company that has entertained local audiences in recent years with acclaimed productions of Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing and Pride and Prejudice returns once more to the gardens of Trinity College, in the heart of Oxford – the perfect backdrop for Shakespeare’s delightful romantic comedy.

With a production history dating over 60 years, Oxford Theatre Guild has staged some of the city’s most memorable open-air performances, and this year’s promises to be no exception.

Summer Shakespeare in an Oxford college garden – not to be missed.


King: Andy Buckingham
Berowne: Tomas Mason
Dumaine: Jonathan Dagnell
Longaville: Chris Cooper
Don Armado: Tim Eyres
Costard: Richard Readshaw
Dull: John Baron
Holofernes: Nick Quartley
Nathaniel: Jonathan Kay
Forester/Lord/Marcade: Gavin Gaughan
Princess: Lala Redin Drizhal
Rosaline: Eleanor Adams
Katherine: Maddy Herbert
Maria: Ruth Walker
Boyet: Fleur Yerbury-Hodgson
Moth: Daisy Imbert
Jaquenetta: Kate Morris

Map to Trinity College

We are delighted to be featuring the work of talented artist Fiona Miller on all our posters and flyers. You can see more of her stunning watercolours at We are enormously grateful to her for allowing us to use her brilliant painting of Oxford's iconic Radcliffe Camera.