As You Like It
Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory present
AS YOU LIKE IT
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Andrew Hilton
Tues 10 – Sat 14 June 7.30pm
Schools’ matinee Thurs 1.30pm
Sat matinee 2.30pm
Following their hugely successful productions of The Comedy of Errors and Two Gentlemen of Verona, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol’s internationally-renowned ensemble company, return for their 3rd visit to the Exeter Northcott Theatre with one of theatre’s most celebrated comedies.
Expelled from the city, Rosalind and Orlando – the one fleeing a tyrranous uncle, the other a murderous brother – rediscover each other in the Forest of Arden. But what awaits them in that Arcadian wilderness? Will they find true love, or just lose themselves? Are they merely players in a pastoral fantasy, or do they have a real and rare opportunity – to explore the reality of their feelings free from all the normal constrictions of courtly convention and parental oversight?
Both funny and moving, and enjoying some of his finest lyrics and most flamboyant characters, this is Shakespeare’s greatest exploration of the meaning of love, its madness and transcendence.
Tickets: A £21.50 B £18.50 C £16 D £13.50
Concs: £2 off
Schools: £8.50 for groups 10+
Student Standby: £8
Running Time: TBC
Post Show Talk: Wed 11 June & Thurs 12 June matinee
Assisted Performances: BSL Interpreted performance Fri 13 June; Audio Described performance Sat 14 June with Touch Tour at 1.30pm