Nick Bagnall directs this new production of Love’s Labour’s Lost, starring Charlotte Mills, Leaphia Darko and Tom Kanji. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…

The Guardian: *** “There are bawdy love scenes, physical gags aplenty and expansive performances from a chamber cast of eight. Some of the embellishments work well but it’s also a little, well, laboured.”

The Independent: **** “There’s real delicacy of feeling in this production as well as full-blooded fun.”

WhatsOnStage: ** “In charging at gender and flattening the language of love, however, Bagnall leaves the play’s subplots adrift.”

The Stage: *** “disappointing that Nick Bagnall’s slapstick interpretation of the play is more likely to generate giggles than passion.”

Broadway World: *** “Nick Bagnall’s production focuses more on slapstick comedy than it does on passion and romance.”

The Times: ** “A good cast has been given its head to such an extent that the fun of individual moments tends to overpower their significance to the story.”

The FT: *** “a staging that works the comedy so hard that we lose sight of any meaning.”

The Telegraph: *** “Bagnall has done much to animate this tricky, slippery play. However, there is also something lost. The chutzpah jars rather with the shadow of death which is supposed to be a consistent presence and culminates in the death of the Princess of France’s father. Suddenly, after countless high jinks, we are brought into the real world and Bagnall tries to affect a melancholy ending.”

Stage Review: **** “This is altogether good fayre and definitely a crowd-pleaser. Michelle Terry’s tenure at The Globe continues to gallop confidently forward with this romp of a show.”

The Reviews Hub: ***** “With the whirlwind verbal elements, the vibrant characters and performances, incredible music and relaxed atmosphere this Love’s Labour’s Lost is a powerful argument for those who would like to see the play performed more often. It’s just, quite simply, a fantastic, intelligent and entertaining production.”

Love’s Labour’s Lost continues to play at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse until the 15th September. For more information visit: