AS YOU LIKE IT

17 - 28 JULY 2013

The Public Reviews

Guildford Magazine

We’d last staged As You Like It in 2008, set in the swinging 60s. This time director Tom Littler, for whom this the start of his long association with the company,  transported us to the summer of 1913.

Emily Davison had just made her fatal protest at the Epsom Derby and Rosalind and Celia were fully fledged members of the Suffragette Movement. With a wrestling ring in front of Brabeouf Manor, the audiences followed them and the music hall inspired clown Touchstone on to the terraced lawns for the Forest of Arden.

Dame Penelope Keith also leant her voice to the show as the Goddess of Hymen at the end, making for a truly elegiac staging of this summer favourite.

“That's two more youngsters in the world hooked on Shakespeare. We talked about the play all the way home.” Audience Member

“Where would summer be without the hilarious comedies produced by GSC.” Audience Member

“You're one of the reasons I love living in Guildford.” Audience Member

COMPANY

ORLANDO Richard Keightley

OLIVER/CORIN Joseph Richardson

ADAM/AUDREY Angie Wallis

CHARLES/SILVIUS Adam Buchanan

CELIA Fiona Sheehan

ROSALIND Rhiannon Sommers

TOUCHSTONE Matt Pinches

LE BEAU/JAQUES Richard Delaney

DUKE FREDERICK/DUKE SENIOR/WILLIAM Simon Nock

PHOEBE Sarah Gobran

ARTISTIC TEAM

Director Tom Littler

Designer Neil Irish

Composer / Musical Director Mary McAdam

Fight Director Philip d’Orléans

Choreographer Rebecca Howell

Company Stage Manager Kerrie Driscoll

Deputy Stage Manager Beth Sweeney

Assistant Stage Manager Elaine Yeung

Photography Steve Porter

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