As You Like It archiveWritten 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.


Ben Daniels, Edward Jewesbury, Paul Goodwin, Peter Moreton, Victoria Hamilton, Samantha Spiro, Bob Mason, Martin Hutson, Michael J Jackson, Michael Hadley, Bernard Horsfall, Nicholas Le Prevost, Una Stubbs, Lucy Briers, Nicholas Le Prevost, Lucy Briers, Una Stubbs, MichaeI Hadley, Bernard Horsfall


Author: Shakespeare
Company: Sheffield Theatres
Director(s): Michael Grandage, Alison de Burgh (fight)
Design: Christopher Oram
Lighting: Hartley TA Kemp
Music: Julian Philips
Choreographer: Peter Darling
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As You Like It

As You Like It (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01573020229. Details of all As You Like It archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2426

Archive Listings

1 Mar 00
25 Mar 00
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
Outer London
Greater London
8 Feb 00
26 Feb 00
Sheffield Theatres
South Yorkshire

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User Reviews

The Sunday Times (11Jan01): This is a seriously enchanting production by a director who knows that the play is much more than a fairy tale. [Victoria Hamilton] speaks Rosalind s wittiest lines as if they had just occurred to her, and her epilogue has a sweetness that brings a lump to your throat.
The Telegraph (11Jan01): What a pleasure to report that this new production, staged by [Michael Grandage], is a triumph, as fresh, funny and touching an account of this beautiful comedy as I have ever seen. It is a night of rare delight.

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