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As You Like It at Barbican Theatre tickets
As You Like It at Barbican Theatre tickets

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As part of a new RSC season, a playful new version of Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy As You Like It comes to the Barbican stage.

As You Like It follows Rosalind as she is banished and journeys into exile with her best friend Celia. Along the way, however, she becomes an object of interest for Orlando, who has also been forced in the forest. Featuring a cross-dressing heroine, fools, songs, and questionable poetry, As You Like It will see if love really does conquer all in this production filled with physical comedy, music and puppetry.

Kimberley Sykes is an accomplished director, having previously headed RSC productions of Dido, Queen of Carthage and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as City of Angels for the Donmar Warehouse and East is East for Trafalgar Studios.

The Barbican’s production stars Lucy Phelps (Witness for the Prosecution, Julius Ceaser) as Rosalind, Sophie Khan Levy (Maydays, Hanna) as Celia, and David Ajao (Hecuba, Barbershop Chronicles) as Orlando, all of whom will also star in the season’s Measure for Measure.

A comic tale of love and friendship, As You Like It arrives at the Barbican on 26th October.

Important information

Playing at: Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

Performance dates: 18 Jan 2020 - 18 Jan 2020

Running time: 2 hours 56 minutes (incl. interval)

Age recommendation: Recommended 12+

Special notice: If you’re interested in seeing one of Shakespeare’s more fun comedies, this production will definitely be the one for you!

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andrewf16 44 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Entertaining, with some modern twists and breaking of the fourth wall. Which I seem to recall is something Shakespeare did incorporate... More

pl6125 186cm, 28 reviews, 0 helpful votes

One of the best Shakespeare shows I have been the actors explained the story very clearly and there was great interaction with the... More

edwardp3 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes


ashleycampbell 33 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Brilliant Production - lots of audience interaction. Music additions are haunting and well sung More

angelcat1144 171cm, 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes


EDC2019 5’10, 80 reviews, 2 helpful votes


EDC2019 5’10, 80 reviews, 2 helpful votes


mirandapec 177cm, 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Huge amounts of fun More

oughttobeclowns 5'7, 379 reviews, 37 helpful votes
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