As You Like It

A vibrant, playful and passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

“…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.

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.

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.

Cast included: Rebecca Loudon, Fred Gray, Lorenzo Martelli, Ollie Scott-Taylor, Maddy Hill, Gershwyn Eustache Jr, Oliver Mott, Matthew Alexander, Kojo Kamara, Hetty Abbott, Richard Kiess, James Marsh.

As You Like It : Spring 2012