Reamus Youth Theatre is opening its doors this Friday night at 8pm, presenting one of Shakespeare’s classics Love’s Labour’s Lost.
The comedic play tells the tale of a young king and his lords who have sworn to avoid contact with women for three years throughout the duration of their studies. The trio and their king find themselves in all sorts of mischief when the young Princess of France and her ladies show up. How much trouble you ask? Well you will just have to attend the show to find out.
The production is a modern rendition of the age-old classic and stars local talent, aged 16 to 25. The play stands out from its competition in that many females are playing male roles, making an ironic statement on the Elizabethan era where women were not allowed to act.
How talented are these guys? Maitland Reamus Youth Theatre gearing up for their performance of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost pic.twitter.com/eLVHYtm7FO— Lachie Leeming (@LeemingLachie) August 8, 2017
Milly Lambert who plays Boyet and has been with the theatre company for three-years, said she thinks the play is severely underrated and not as well-known as some of Shakespeare’s other classics.
“I think people would be surprised at how enjoyable and humorous this play really is,” she said.
Elyse Keller, who plays the Princess of France, says the play is funny, light and happy whilst also being something that everyone can relate to.
The show will be running from August 11 to 26, with Friday and Saturday shows at 8pm and Sunday matinees at 2pm on August 13 and 20. Tickets are $17.
To book go to maitlandreptheatre.org or call the Maitland Visitor Information Centre on (02) 4931 2800.