As You Like It


Rosalind is banished, and with her best friend Celia by her side, she journeys into exile. But not before catching the eye of love-struck Orlando, who is also forced from court into the dappled Forest of Arden.
As You Like It from the RSC at the Barbican Theatre

Image courtesy Royal Shakespeare Company


Overview


Genre: Shakespeare - comedy
Venue: Barbican Theatre
Starts: Saturday 26 October 2019
Closes: Saturday 18 January 2020
Running time:2 hrs 56 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


All the world really is a stage in this joyous and imaginative version of Shakespeare's madcap romantic comedy directed by Kimberley Sykes.

Synopsis


Rosalind is banished, and with her best friend Celia by her side, she journeys into exile.


But not before catching the eye of love-struck Orlando, who is also forced from court into the dappled Forest of Arden.


What ensues is a riotous combination of a feisty cross-dressing heroine, a tartan-clad fool, melodic songs and laughs aplenty.


Blending physical comedy, music, storytelling and puppetry, this playful As You Like It brings the audience right to the heart of the action and is a celebration of theatre itself.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS

Box office tel: 020 7638 8891

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Dates


Previews from:Saturday 26 October 2019

Closes:Saturday 18 January 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Intervals:1

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Intervals:1

Tickets


Standard:
From £13

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Access information


Thu 5 Dec, 1.15pm

Chilled performance

A chilled performance takes a more casual approach to noise and movement in the auditorium, but the performance itself is unchanged.


This performance is ideal for people who feel more at ease knowing they can go in and out of the auditorium during the show including people with dementia. This performance is for everybody and babes in arms are welcome, (not walking or requiring their own seat).


Contact the Theatre team ‑ theatre@barbican.org.uk or 020 7638 4141 extn 7434


Sat 28 Dec, 1.15pm

Audio‑described and captioned performance with Touch Tour (11.15am)


Tue 7 Jan, 7.15pm

BSL‑integrated performance


Tue 7 Jan

BSL‑interpreted post‑show talk. Free to same‑day ticket holders.


Cast


David Ajao

Charlotte Arrowsmith

Patrick Brennan

Graeme Brookes

Antony Byrne

Richard Clews

Tom Dawze

Amelia Donkor

Laura Elsworthy

Sandy Grierson

Emily Johnstone

Karina Jones

Alex Jones

Sophie Khan Levy

Lucy Phelps

Sophie Stanton

Aaron Thiara

Leo Wan


Creatives


Author: William Shakespeare
Composer: Tim Sutton
Director: Kimberley Sykes
Set designer: Stephen Brimson Lewis
Costume designer: Bretta Gerecke
Lighting: Bretta Gerecke
Sound: Jonathan Ruddick
Fight director: Rachel Bown-Williams, Ruth Cooper-Brown
Puppetry: Mervyn Millar
Production: Royal Shakespeare Company

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