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. Running Time approx. 3 hours 10 minutes including one interval.Performers Lia Williams (Rosalind), Amanda Harris (Celia), Paul Chahidi (Touchstone), Meg Fraser (Audrey), Trystan Gravelle (Jacques de Boys), Nicky Henson (Dukes), Caitlin Mottram (Phebe), Peter Bygott (Corin), Edward Clayton (Sir Oliver Martext), John Mackay (Oliver), Chris McGill (Forest Lord), Alan Morrissey (Dennis), Joseph Mydell (Jaques), Miles Richardson (Le Beau), David Rogers (Charles the Wrestler), Gurpreet Singh (Amiens/Hymen), Sally Tatum (Hisperia), Patrick Waldron (Adam).
Author Shakespeare. Company Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Dominic Cooke. Design Rae Smith. Lighting Paule Constable. Music Gary Yershon. Sound Paul Arditti. Director Liz Ranken (movement). Director Terry King (fight).