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Deafinitely Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe present LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
by William Shakespeare

Presented at Shakespeare's Globe for the World Shakespeare Festival in May 2012, Deafinitely Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe’s production of Love's Labour's Lost then toured the UK as part of the Globe to Globe Festival, in which each of Shakespeare's 37 plays were shown in a different language. By translating the rich, pun-riddled text of Love's Labour's Lost into the physical language of BSL, Deafinitely Theatre created a new interpretation of Shakespeare's comedy, accessible to theatregoers of all backgrounds. This is the first time this has been attempted with a full Shakespeare play.

The court of Navarre: the King and his three Lords vow to stay away from wine, women and luxury; but when the princess and her ladies from France arrive, they begin to change their minds. As each gives in to his affections and breaks his oath, they all try – unsuccessfully - to keep their love secret from each other.

Love’s Labour’s Lost was filmed at Shakespeare’s Globe.


Rosaline - Charly Arrowsmith

Don Armado - Adam Bassett

Ferdinand - Stephen Collins

Boyet - Brian Duffy

Katharine / Jacquenetta - Patricia Gorman

Berowne - Matthew Gurney

Dumaine / Holofernes - Vitalis Katakinas

Maria / Moth - Donna Mullings

Princess of France - Nadia Nadarajah

Longaville / Costard - David Sands

Creative Team

Author - William Shakespeare

Director - Paula Garfield

Set Designer - Simon Heap

Costume Designer - Fiona Albrow

Sound Designer - Phillippa Herrick

Creative Interpreter - Kate Furby

Musician - Jon Whitton 

Musician - Flora Curzon 

Director for the Screen- Ian Russell