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Love's Labour's Won Set to Begin US Cinema Screenings

The Royal Shakespeare Company production ran earlier this year in repertory with Love's Labour's Lost.

A scene from the RSC production of Love's Labour's Won (or Much Ado About Nothing).
(© Manuel Harlan)

The Royal Shakespeare Company production of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Won (or Much Ado About Nothing) ran earlier this year at the RSC's home in Stratford-upon-Avon in repertory with Love's Labour's Lost. Love's Labour's Lost began cinema screenings across the U.S. March 2 and will be joined soon by Love's Labour's Won, set to receive U.S. screenings beginning April 2.

Both productions were filmed for Live from Stratford-upon-Avon, the RSC program that screens productions from Shakespeare's hometown around the world through a partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment. Christopher Luscombe directs a single acting company in both Love's Labour's Lost and Love's Labour's Won.

The full cast of Love's Labour's Won includes Sam Alexander (Don John), Peter Basham (Butler), William Belchambers (Conrade), Edward Bennett (Benedick), Nick Haverson (Dogberry), John Hodgkinson (Don Pedro), David Horovitch (Leonato), Tunji Kasim (Claudio), Sophie Khan Levy (Housemaid), Oliver Lynes (Soldier), Emma Manton (Margaret), Chris McCalphy (Sexton), Frances McNamee (Ursula), Peter McGovern (George Seacoal), Chris Nayak (Borachio), Jamie Newall (Friar Francis), Roderick Smith (Verges), Flora Spencer-Longhurst (Hero), Michelle Terry (Beatrice), Harry Waller (Balthasar), and Thomas Wheatley (Antonio).

Both productions are designed by Simon Higlett, with lighting by Oliver Fenwick. The music is composed by Nigel Hess with sound by Jeremy Dunn. Jenny Arnold serves as movement director.