Love's Labour's Lost

Directed by Nicholas Green. Music by Nick Lloyd Webber

“A delightful staging of Shakespeare’s comedy…Nicolas Green’s sharply paced and very funny production.

A hoot!” The Telegraph Critics’ Choice 2016

Young King Ferdinand is feeling a tad jaded. After being swept along by the hedonism of a childhood lived in the 1960s and now stumbling into 1970’s manhood he has decided that he and his wastrel cohorts may have had too much of a good thing…

So one morning-after-the-night-before he decrees  - Enough! Time to set aside such wasteful antics. Time for them to get serious, to turn to a scholarly and chaste life, to forswear all non-academic pleasure, and of course to forswear women…

BUT how do we think their resolve will fare when a certain young Princess, with her own three feisty companions turns up for an audience with the King…

Watch with glee as four young men and some of Shakespeare’s most colourful comic characters trip over themselves not to mention their words, to find out whether four weary young women love them.

Or love them not…

Nicholas Green and Nick Lloyd Webber return with a super-charged reworking of their acclaimed 2016 sell-out hit.


The Company


The OSC are acclaimed specialists in open-air and site specific theatre and a must-see favourite during the summer.

Celebrated for our open air, site specific performances both at our summer residency at Wadham College Oxford and across the Historic Royal Palaces sites of Hampton Court, Kensington Palace, Tower of London and the Banqueting House Whitehall.

Our shows are designed to be interactive with the environment, allowing the audience to enter fully into the world of the play. 

The OSC can provide bespoke workshops and entertainment for business, educational establishments and private events. Please contact us to discuss.

For all enquiries we can be contacted on 0844 879 4418 or 07581 751 198 and

Charlotte Windmill

co-founder & creative producer

Charlotte Windmill is a co-founder and Creative Producer of the OSC. In 2010, Charlotte and Emma also formed Lamplighter Drama. She also works increasingly in creating bespoke events and theatrical installations that use live performance and theatre design techniques to enhance the visitor experience of exceptional private and public environments, Angels On High (Castle Howard, December 2017)

Nicholas Green

Co-Founder & Director

Nicholas is co-founder and director of the OSC. Direction for OSC includes: Play On!, Much Ado About Nothing, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Twelfth NightPrivate Lives (Wadham Collge), Telling Tales at the Tower (Tower of London), The Revolution Radio (Banqueting House) and Alice in Wonderland and Romeo & Juliet on the Orient Express. Work elsewhere includes, as Writer/Director or producer, the National Theatre of Romania, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Arts Theatre, Arcola and BAC.

Emma Randle

Executive DIRECTOR

Emma has produced twelve shows for the OSC. She is also Executive Producer of Lamplighter Drama & Lamplighter Theatre. Previously, associate producer for Only Connect, a creative criminal justice charity and General Manager of the Urdang Academy, a leading performing arts college.

Adrian Lillie


Adrian has been the resident designer for the Oxford Shakespeare Company since its first season in 2002. His extensive costume work includes the design and construction of large-scale musicals and period productions to styling supervision of smaller showcase presentations.