Love’s Labour’s Lost

Company: Alchemy Theatre & Vagabond Players
Playwright: William Shakespeare
Director: Matthew Davenport

Production Dates: August 10th – 27th, 2017
Production Venue: The Bernie Legge Theatre, Queens Park, New Westminster

Rehearsal Period: Late June through the production run dates
Rehearsal location: The Bernie Legge Theatre, Queens Park, New Westminster
Rehearsal Times: Sundays (6:30-10:30pm), Mondays (7-10:30pm) & Wednesdays (7-10:30pm)

 ***Please note these are the typical rehearsal times and that a full rehearsal schedule will be available for viewing at the time of your audition. Please bring a list of your unavailable/conflict dates with you to the auditions. Dates not disclosed at the audition form will not be considered and will result in recasting ***


Audition Location: The Bernie Legge Theatre, Queens Park, New Westminster
Audition Dates: SaturdayApril 22nd (Daytime), Monday, April 24th and Wednesday, April 26th (Evening)
Audition Times: Please view the sign-up link for an updated list of all available times

Audition Requirements:

– One Shakespearian monologue, not to exceed 2 minutes, NOT from Love’s Labour’s Lost
– One story-type joke
– Cold reads from provided sides


Description of Play: 

In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve. Shakespeare’s delightful romantic comedy is an unabashed celebration of innocence, idealism, and the sweet folly of young love.


Characters Required:

Ferdinand, King of Navarre – Male, 18 to 30: A scholar who swears an oath to uphold his scholarship at the expense of all earthly pleasures, the most important of which will turn out to be receiving women at his court.
Berowne, Longaville, Dumaine – Males, 18 to 30: Three lords who have joined the King in his oath of scholarship. They fall in love with Rosaline, Maria, and Katherine, respectively.
The Princess of France – Female, 18 to 30: Sent on an important diplomatic mission to Navarre and forced to camp outside the court due to the King’s oath.
Rosaline, Maria, Katherine – Females, 18 to 30:  Three ladies attending the Princess who catch the fancy of the King’s lords.
Boyet – Male, 18 to 30: A gossipy French lord counselling the Princess of France, quick to note that the young men have fallen for the ladies.
Don Adriano de Armado – Male, 20 to 35: An affected Spanish braggart, a man who thinks himself finer than he actually is and talks in mind-bogglingly fancy language.
Moth – Male, 12 to18: Don Armado’s page, a young, small, and extremely quick-witted boy who can hold his own with his master’s language and best him with it.
Sir Nathaniel – Male, 25 to 50: A local curate, a man greatly impressed by Holofernes’s learning and by his own.
Holofernes – Male, 25 to 50:  A pedant and the local schoolteacher.
Anthony Dull – Male, 20 to 50: The local constable, a blunt and un-loquacious man who has no qualms about admitting that he has no idea what anyone else is talking about.
Costard – Male, 18 to 35: A swain at the court of Navarre who is caught chatting with Jaquenetta by Armado in spite of the King’s order that men are not to see women.
Jaquenetta – Female, 18 to 35: A country wench who does not have the greatest reputation for virtue.



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