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.
It's the 1930s and the Brown Shirt-inspired Duke Frederick has created a society of conformity or death. Against this backdrop of Fascist oppression, Rosalind, Celia and Touchstone escape to the Forest of Arden, a playground of hopes and dreams, where freedom of thought liberates and unites. Here they discover that the woods have more to offer than just refuge, as each one discovers a love-story of their own.
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."
"And thereby hangs a tale."
DATES, TIMES & TICKETS
This will be announced later in the Spring
General Booking 30 April | Priority Booking 28 April
Running Time, including interval: 2 hrs 30 mins (approx.)