Part of the 2012 Globe to Globe Festival.

By translating the rich, pun-riddled text of Love's Labour's Lost into the physical language of BSL, Deafinitely Theatre create a new interpretation of Shakespeare's comedy, accessible to theatregoers of all backgrounds. Deafinitely, who have worked at the Soho Theatre and Tricycle Theatre, aim to build a bridge between deaf and hearing worlds by performing to both groups as one audience.


The court of Navarre: the King and his three Lords vow to stay away from wine, women and luxury; but when the princess and her ladies from France arrive, they begin to change their minds. As each gives in to his affections and breaks his oath, they all try – unsuccessfully - to keep their love secret from each other.

Running time: 123 mins


Stephen Collins

Longaville / Costard:
David Sands

Princess of France:
Nadia Nadarajah

Katharine / Jaquenetta:
Patricia Gorman

Matthew Gurney

Don Armado:
Adam Bassett

Charly Arrowsmith

Dumaine / Holofernes:
Vitalis Katakinas

Brian Duffy

Maria / Moth:
Donna Mullings


Paula Garfield

Costume Designer:
Fiona Albrow

Flora Curzon

Sound Designer:
Phillippa Herrick

Creative Interpreter:
Kate Furby

Directed for the Screen:
Ian Russell

Set Designer:
Simon Heap

Jon Whitton