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As You Like It

Sun & Moon Theatre

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“I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it”

After a sold-out performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Exeter Fringe Festival 2019, Sun & Moon Theatre return to the Fringe with As You Like It, one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies.

In the corporate, tech-obsessed world of the Court, the present is grinding and the future feels bleak. But when Rosalind is abruptly dismissed, she and her cousin, Celia, seize the opportunity for a fresh start, embracing the liberty of the bohemian Forest of Arden. They experience love, change and the thrill of empowerment, switching off, and ‘wasting’ time.

Performed by a multi-rolling ensemble of five, this jubilant production serves as a reminder to do what you love and remember how to live!

As You Like It originally toured in 2018 but has been revived for 2021, finding new relevance as we yearn for digital detox and a desire to be connecting with others again.

“Joyous and life-affirming”

“perfectly timed humour”

“brought Shakespeare to life”

“accessible to all”

Audience comments for As You Like It

★★★★

“Delightful, charming and funny… One of the best Shakespeare productions we have ever seen”

★★★★★

“Creative genius … magical … I can’t wait to see what happens next”

Review of previous Sun & Moon Theatre shows

★★★★

“Such a talented cast … A refreshing trust in the audience’s interaction”

Review of previous Sun & Moon Theatre shows

★★★★

“Highly recommend you catch this dynamic theatre company, whether you are a fan of Shakespeare or not… you soon will be!”

Review of previous Sun & Moon Theatre shows

Sun & Moon Theatre are an Exeter-based theatre company whose ethos is to make Shakespeare for all. They work with original Quarto and First Folio scripts as a springboard to actors’ development, always ask ‘Why this play now?’ and produce shows that are relevant, accessible, and entertaining to audiences. Melissa Barrett and David Johnson are the company’s Artistic Directors/Actor Managers – they trained with the Year Out Drama Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and are University of Exeter alumni. Alongside Melissa and David, As You Like It’s close-knit ensemble features actors Emerson Pike (Represented by South West Talent), Georgina Brown, and Sally Naylor.

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