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

As You Like It tickets from £12.00

Tickets from £12.00

About the show

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.

Recommended for

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

Age Recommendations: Recommended 12+

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 56 minutes (incl. interval)
Opened: 26 Oct 2019
Press night: 26 Oct 2019
Booking from: 19 Dec 2019
Booking until: 18 Jan 2020

Next available performances

Thursday 19 Dec 20191:15pm7:15pm
Monday 23 Dec 2019--7:15pm
Friday 27 Dec 2019--7:15pm
Saturday 28 Dec 20191:15pm--
Saturday 04 Jan 20201:15pm7:15pm
Monday 06 Jan 2020--7:15pm
Tuesday 07 Jan 2020--7:15pm

Location and map

Barbican Theatre
Silk Street
London, EC2Y 8DS

6 Reviews Add review

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

pl6125 186cm, 21 reviews, 0 helpful votes

ashleycampbell 20 reviews, 1 helpful vote

mirandapec 177cm, 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Huge amounts of fun

oughttobeclowns 5'7, 381 reviews, 37 helpful votes

DannieP 179cm, 18 reviews, 0 helpful votes

We were spoilt with the Bridge/National Production of A Midsummer Night's Dream; this piece seemed to have a lot of words but say little.... More

helenr24 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes