As You Like It
Tour synopsis, cast & creatives
Written around 1600 and set in two contrasting communities; city and forest. Rosalind and Celia have been banished from Court. In fear of their lives, they disguise themselves and seek sanctuary in the Forest of Arden. Amongst the magical and ancient boughs, Rosalind discovers her exiled father, uncovers various truths about herself and others...and falls helplessly in love. But in this earthly paradise nothing is quite what it seems: men do not always act like men, and women can be anything at all...Uplifting, awe-inspiring and immense fun, Shakespeare's wondrous comedy is a joyous celebration of the liberating power of love and the redeeming spirit of nature.Performers David Ajao (Orlando), Charlotte Arrowsmith (Audrey), Patrick Brennan (Corin), Graeme Brookes (Charles/Forester), Antony Byrne (Duke Senior/Duke Frederick), Richard Clews (Adam), Tom Dawze (William), Amelia Donkor (Silvia), Laura Elsworthy (Phoebe), Sandy Grierson (Touchstone), Emily Johnstone (Amiens/Le Beau), Karina Jones (Martext), Alex Jones (A Lord), Sophie Khan Levy (Celia), Lucy Phelps (Rosalind), Sophie Stanton (Jaques), Aaron Thiara (Jacques de Bois/Dennis), Leo Wan (Oliver).
Author Shakespeare. Company Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Kimberley Sykes. Design Stephen Brimson Lewis. Costume Bretta Gerecke. Lighting Bretta Gerecke. Music Tim Sutton. Sound Jonathan Ruddick. Director Ayse Tashkiran (movement director). Director Rachel Bown-Williams (fight director). Director Ruth Cooper-Brown (fight director). Other Mervyn Millar (puppetry).