12:15, Mon 14th February 2022 at Barbican Centre
20:00, Wed 16th February 2022 at Almeida Theatre
19:45, Thu 17th February 2022 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
13:15, Fri 18th February 2022 at Noël Coward Theatre
20:00, Mon 21st February 2022 at Crucible Theatre
15:30, Wed 23rd February 2022 at Gielgud Theatre
19:15, Sat 26th February 2022 at London Palladium
19:15, Mon 28th February 2022 at Royal Court Theatre
20:00, Wed 2nd March 2022 at Crucible Theatre
13:45, Fri 4th March 2022 at Barbican Centre
Lent Week 4 to Week 6
The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1590 or 1591. It is considered by some to be Shakespeare's first play, and is often seen as showing his first tentative steps in laying out some of the themes and tropes with which he would later deal in more detail; for example, it is the first of his plays in which a heroine dresses as a boy. The play deals with the themes of friendship and infidelity, the conflict between friendship and love, and the foolish behaviour of people in love. The highlight of the play is considered by some to be Launce, the clownish servant of Proteus, and his dog Crab, to whom "the most scene-stealing non-speaking role in the canon" has been attributed.
Two Gentlemen has the smallest cast of any play by Shakespeare and is commonly regarded as one of his weakest plays.