Joseph Fiennes to star in Love's Labour's Lost

Joseph Fiennes to star in Love's Labour's Lost

Joseph Fiennes (brother of Ralph Fiennes) is to appear in Trevor Nunn's farewell National Theatre production of Love's Labour's Lost at the Olivier Theatre. He will play Berowne.

The play opens 21 Feb 03, following previews from 15 Feb 03, closes 18 Mar 03).

Directed by Trevor Nunn, designed by John Gunter, with lighting by David Hersey. The cast also includes John Barrowman (Dumaine), Simon Day (King of Navarre), Anthony Cable, Paul Grunert, Richard Henders, Akiya Henry, Tam Mutu, Denis Quilley (Boyet) and Robin Soans (Holofernes).

This will the National’s first production of this early masterpiece on the South Bank.

The young King of Navarre and his three friends make a vow to deny themselves the company of women for three years in order to devote themselves to study. But when the young Princess of France arrives on a diplomatic mission, accompanied by a delectable entourage, their vow is soon severely tested. Secret courtships develop as love fills the air, until harsh news from the outside world overshadows the happiness and brings the idyll to an abrupt close.

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