a theatre by the lake & shared experience co-production

AS YOU LIKE IT

by William Shakespeare

Showing Sat 8 July – Sat 4 November Previews Fri 7 July, 7.30pm

AS YOU LIKE IT

This production ended on 31/10/2017

Synopsis

A vibrant new production of Shakespeare's irresistible comedy.

Set in the modern world of fake news and paranoid leaders, the young Rosalind and her friend Celia find themselves pawns in a power struggle. Together they decide to leave the city and its politics for the forest, where they discover a rural wonderland of peace and harmony. Disguised as a boy, Rosalind meets Orlando and, amidst the intoxicating atmosphere of this other world, teaches him the art of love.

As You Like It is one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies with the most witty and wise-cracking heroine of them all. This season sees it transformed in a beautiful and bold new production by Kate Saxon.

Whether or not you're a Shakespeare fan or have never seen one of his plays before, our joyous show - featuring live music and all the colour, fun and energy of a summer festival – has something for all ages to enjoy.

An exciting collaboration with Shared Experience, the award-winning theatre company lauded for their visually dynamic storytelling whose iconic productions include Mill on the Floss and Jane Eyre.


Running time: 2hr 30min (inc. 20 min interval)

Prices £36 - £10

Meet the Cast

  • Orlando
    Nathan Hamilton
    Nathan Hamilton
  • Jacques/Le Beau
    Richard Keightley
    Richard Keightley
  • Touchstone/Adam
    Matthew Mellalieu
    Matthew Mellalieu
  • Frederick/Senior/Corin
    Alex Parry
    Alex Parry
  • Celia
    Layo-Christina Akinlude
    Layo-Christina Akinlude
  • Charles/Silvius/Sir Oliver
    Adam Buchanan
    Adam Buchanan
  • Oliver/Amiens/Audrey
    Matthew Darcy
    Matthew Darcy
  • Jacques
    James Sheldon
    James Sheldon
  • Rosalind
    Jessica Hayles
    Jessica Hayles
  • Phebe
    Josie Dunn
    Josie Dunn
  • Voice of Hymen
    Izabella Urbanowicz
    Izabella Urbanowicz

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