Much like the mystical Forest of Arden, with twinkling fairy lights and copious amounts of plants, Regent Park’s Open Air Theatre is a delight to behold. Upon entering the auditorium, however, the audience are greeted by a sparse stage with crisp packets, plastic cups and indistinguishable rubbish piles scattered around. Uncomfortably close to the first row of audience members is a small section of water, also filled with waste. Perhaps this production of As You Like It is a... Read more
Rosalind is banished, and with her best friend Celia by her side, she journeys into exile. But not before catching the eye of love-struck Orlando, who is also forced from The Court into the dappled Forest of Arden. What ensures is a riotous combination of a feisty cross-dressing heroine, a tartan-clad fool, melodic songs and laugh aplenty.
Blending physical comedy, music, storytelling and puppetry, this playful As You Like It brings the audience right to the heart of the action and is a celebration of theatre itself.
‘Inventive, playful, captivating… a bonkers trip to the Forest of Arden’ ★★★★ Daily Telegraph