AS YOU LIKE IT
"Do you not know I am a woman? When I think, I must speak!"
It's been eight years since GSC took you into the Forest of Arden... and we can't wait to go back!
AS YOU LIKE IT is Shakespeare's gloriously sunny comedy: a celebration of human nature’s desire to forgive and forget, to love and to laugh.
To escape the tyrannous Duke Frederick’s reign, Rosalind escapes with her cousin and a cheeky jester into the Forest of Arden, a playground of hopes and dreams. Away from the stifling court, this merry trio discover that the outdoors have more to offer than just refuge, and where freedom of thought liberates, so too can romance flourish for each and every one.
We're very excited to be taking you back to Racks Close, the former chalk quarry in the heart of the town - an luscious oasis of green that has played host to Robin Hood (2018) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (2017).
The fabulous CAROLINE DEVLIN directs, following her feel-good triumph with The Merry Wives of Windsor in 2019.
Featuring the most dazzling female character in the canon, and containing some of the best-known lines in Shakespeare, AS YOU LIKE IT is full of beautiful songs, enchanting characters and a fabulous feel-good story.
Casting announced in the spring.
"Can one desire too much of a good thing?"
"All the world's a stage"
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."
DATES, TIMES & TICKETS
Monday 19 July - Saturday 31 July
Evenings 7.30pm | Saturday matinees 2.30pm | No performances Sunday 25 July
Concession £23.50 (Over 65, Equity, Students, Jobseekers, Reg. Disabled)
Children under 16 £16.50
Preview £18.50/£16.50 (Mon 19 July)
Family (2 full, 2 children) £78
Buy for BOTH Summer 2021 shows at the SAME time and SAVE £5 when you book the same tickets for both shows in the same transaction. Tickets must be like for like. For example: Buy 1 Full price ticket for She Stoops To Conquer and 1 Full price ticket for As You Like It and receive a £5 discount; Book 2 Full price tickets for both and receive a £10 discount on your booking.
PLEASE NOTE: If booking for both shows you will only need to purchase ONE programme as we have a double season programme in the summer.
Running Time, including interval: 2 hrs 30 mins (approx.)