Shake and Bake: Love's Labour's Lost
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Shake and Bake: Love's Labour's Lost

Shake and Bake: Love's Labour's Lost NYC Reviews and Tickets

(89 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful, Quirky

About the Show

This intimate, in-the-round production of Shakespeare's "Love's Labour's Lost" invites you to enjoy an eight course tasting menu with wine, created in front of you throughout the performance.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (89)

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100 Reviews | 25 Followers
Clever, Hilarious, Refreshing, Must see, Intelligent

See it if you love good food, great theatre, and unique atmospheres.

Don't see it if you hate Shakespeare. But even then, it's a very refreshing adaptation of a rarely done classic.

72 Reviews | 45 Followers

See it if you want to feel what it's really like to 'eat, drink and be merry' all in one sitting!

Don't see it if you have a reluctance towards exceptional theater and delicious gourmet treats. Read more

72 Reviews | 10 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy a really well acted Shakespeare comedy. It was funny and charming. The food was also very good. We really enjoyed this all around

Don't see it if You don’t like Shakespeare’s comedies. If you only like Shakespeare done in an historically correct way.

177 Reviews | 19 Followers
Absorbing, Delightful, Funny, Refreshing

See it if you want a (very) good meal, with drinks!, and a fun Shakespeare play, all in one.

Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purist, or dislike intimate audience configurations.

52 Reviews | 9 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like new theatrical experiences and have an understanding of Shakespeare

Don't see it if you like audience interaction with the actors and want to sit in a dark theatre

247 Reviews | 61 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Engaging, Entertaining, Unique experience

See it if you like a, funny, very entertaining + tasty evening out with theater combined with delicious treats of food + wine. Very engaging actors.

Don't see it if you prefer pure, unabridged Shakespeare performed in its usual style. Read more

251 Reviews | 35 Followers
Hilarious, Delightful, Quirky, Clever

See it if Totally enjoyable experience. Fun, silly and tasty— with some explosions of comic brilliance.

Don't see it if You want your Shakespeare “ straight”.

470 Reviews | 113 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if Tasty appetizer portions of many dishes, glass of white & also red wine, plus a shot, all included with ticket. Cast has a blast + interacts

Don't see it if A bit hard to follow the plot, but who cares? 1 hr 45 min flies by and you'll have fun with the merry cast while being wined & dined.

Critic Reviews (6)

October 13th, 2018

"This unique show puts a delicious spin on one of Shakespeare's most beguiling comedies...Goldman's tasting menu smartly echoes and enhances the story...Swern's nimble staging matches the economy of his well-shorn script: The run time is cut down to two hours, with the whole Kingdom of Navarre effortlessly squeezing into the dining room...The cast welcomes us into what feels like an intimate dinner party amongst a group of particularly nerdy friends."
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October 30th, 2018

“An entirely new take on the cryptic comedy...Eight young actors will amuse you with their comic antics and tickle your taste buds with a delicious eight-course meal...The food is good but the play's is still the thing and the actors speak their Shakespeare trippingly...Swern, supported by an able cast, takes the ‘sweet smoke of rhetoric’ from Shakespeare's original, adds on a well-seasoned meal, and simply allows the audience to sit back and enjoy the great feast of language.”
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Front Row Center
October 23rd, 2018

“A creative, fun and audience-involved event that satisfies all of the senses...I could see that the multi-generational attendees were truly captivated, as was I, by the adventure, joined in the experience and became completely involved with the creativity of both the show, the drinks and the food. The fun of the evening, sprinkled with delightful music was accompanied by creative dances...Everyone left happy in mind, body and spirit."
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This Week in New York
November 23rd, 2018

"The two-hour presentation features music, dance, an eight-course menu with drinks, and a fine dose of Shakespeare, all stirred together for an appetizing evening...'Shake & Bake: Love’s Labor’s Lost' is a sweet and savory treat, even for Shakespeare purists...Goodrich and Fredrick are a particularly attractive Berowne and Rosaline among an appealing cast."
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November 12th, 2018

"Let it be noted that the actors are not only excellent in their roles but also proficient waiters, something not too surprising when one considers how so many actors at one time in their lives earn their living. They also pour wine and bus the tables. And they’re not working for tips! In fact, what they get at the end of the show is well-deserved applause. This 'Love’s Labour’s Lost' is a feast for the eyes, ears and palate. It’s the kind of innovate theater we’re all hungry for."
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Daily Beast
October 14th, 2018

"A pure and unadulterated delight...It combines an eight course meal, with wine pairings and a compact and breezy Shakespearean comedy...'Shake & Bake' manages to produce a near perfectly turned 'Love’s Labour’s Lost,' one worthy of any of any of New York’s stages...There is scarcely a clunky note over the course of two hours...Rarely have I seen an audience more engaged or enthralled with Shakespeare...As easy and breezy a production of Shakespeare as can be found."
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