As You Like It

06 July 2018 - 28 July 2018

In the mythical Forest of Arden, a world of transformation where anything is possible and anything permissible, two young people discover what it really means to be in love.

Directed by Max Webster, with beautiful new music by Charlie Fink (former frontman of Noah and the Whale), this warm, open-hearted production promises adventure, sibling rivalry, mistaken identity and romance – Shakespeare comedy as you like it.

Guidelines for Parents and Teachers

Evening Standard

"What a glorious 2018 season this theatre is settling into
A BLAZING SHAKESPEARE FOR THE SUMMER
The original music confirms former Noah and the Whale frontman Charlie Fink as a theatre composer of the first rank"

Time Out

"VIBRANT, FUNNY and POLISHED
it's great fun, taking one of Shakespeare's most amorphous plays and repeatedly hitting comedy gold"

Daily Telegraph

"Max Webster's production embraces the craziness...it fizzles with playfulness and lascivious intent"

The Times

"GORGEOUS...this is such a joy - a merry muddle of the sweet, tender, bawdy and melancholy
Olivia Vinall is a clever, vibrant Rosalind; Jacade Simpson an adoreable Silvius"

Daily Mail

"What steals the show is Danny Kirrane's turn as tubby fool Touchstone, grappling with his pop-up tent and singing serenades into beer bottles for Amy Booth-Steel as his deliciously simply shepherdess"

BroadwayWorld.com

"Edward Hogg imbues Orlando with wit and boyish charm, with funny asides that highlight his instinct for comedy.
The perfect summer show that will tickle your funny bone and have you humming the tunes all the way home"

City AM

"A production that is willing to take risks...A DELIGHT"

The Arts Desk

"A CELEBRATORY, MUSICALLY GLEEFUL revival of Shakespeare's cross-dressing favourite
Maureen Beattie is terrific - a strong, sardonic presence, with a melancholy based not in personal affection, but a deep sadness at the human conditions"

Independent

"The whole production is summer fun, pure and simple"

The Guardian

"It captures love's exhilarating madness"

Financial Times

"Peppered with bright, touching performances, this is a warm, thoughtful production about transformation on many levels"

Metro

“The main vibe is giddy escapism and personal liberation, beautifully encapsulated in Charlie Fink’s pop-splattered score”

Creative team

The cast