As You Like It

A vibrant, playful and passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s As You Like It at The Lion & Unicorn Theatre.

Tuesday 24th April – Saturday 19th May 2012

“…the kind of energy and enthusiasm that Shakespeare thrives upon…”
Grace Holliday, four star review in TimeOut

“…polished, entertaining and accessible…a perfect springtime romantic comedy.”
Lauren Geisler, Camden New Journal

“…this engaging modern dress romp…feels fresh and exciting. The story gallops along, aided by joyous performances…”
Stephen Emms, The Kentish Towner

Directed by Rae Mcken – recently returned from directing a new play, Gravity, for Birmingham Rep and previously with the RSC and The Royal Court – this pacey production embraces the wonderful richness of Shakespeare’sparkling masterpiece.

Original music and sound design comes from Edward Lewis: recent theatre work includes productions at Hampstead Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and Young Vic and Sadler’s Wells.

The production’s design comes from Penelope Watson, who also worked with Custom/Practice on their 2011 sell-out Othello at the Rose Theatre, Bankside and the critically acclaimed and Offie!-nominated Malcontent at the White Bear Theatre.

Lighting Design comes from Simon Bond, who has worked on numerous productions with Birmingham Rep.

As You Like It : Spring 2012