The Game of Love and Chance

The Game of Love and Chance

Part of Arcola’s festival of outdoor art and performance


“Either I give the orders or I take the orders. I can’t play both parts at once.”

Lady Sylvia might be 58th in line to the throne, but she’s not been so lucky in love. That all looks set to change with the arrival of sweetheart son-of-a-billionaire Dorante. There’s just the small matter of his charming chauffeur – a man her Royal family would never accept. Let the game begin…

The Game of Love and Chance is a raucous romantic comedy about sex, class and blessings in disguise.

Pierre de Marivaux’s classic comedy is catapulted into a modern world of minor royals and major scandals, in a brand new English version by Quentin Beroud and Arcola’s Associate Director Jack Gamble (The Daughter-in-Law, ★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian).

Critic reviews

A combination of witty script and fantastic performances

The Upcoming

Bouncy, modern update

The Stage

18th-century romantic comedy with a royal twist

The Times

An overcooked, unfunny, unreasonably lenghty mess of a play

Broadway World

Date & time

Until 07 Aug
Wed 14 Jul - Sat 7 Aug 2021
3pm & 7pm
Runtime: 1 hr 40 mins


24 Ashwin St E8 3DL London, UK · Get Directions
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