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As You Like It

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Running time: Act 1: 1 hour 15 mins, Interval: 20 mins, Act 2: 1 hour 21 mins

Important Information

Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

Fees

£2 for online bookings or £3 for phone & counter sales applies per transaction.

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Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind.

Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves.

Kimberley Sykes directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.

Direct from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company returns to the Theatre Royal with a season of exhilarating Shakespeare plays bursting with contemporary resonance.

Opening the season is Shakespeare’s dark comedy, Measure for Measure. Directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran, this intense and compelling production is shockingly relevant for today. Following this, an imaginative new take on Shakespeare’s riotous comedy As You Like It, directed by Kimberley Sykes. Come on a journey of laughter, romance and self-discovery and completing the season is The Taming of The Shrew, directed by Justin Audibert, the ultimate battle of the sexes is turned on its head in a fresh portrayal of gender politics.

 

Multi-Buy Offer
Buy for 2 productions in the RSC season and get 10% off. Buy for all 3 productions and get 15% off. Only available when purchasing in a single transaction.
(This discount will be applied automatically once you have added eligible tickets to your basket)

Royal Members
All Stalls & Upper Circle tickets £26 on Thursday 7.30pm performances.

Under 16s
All tickets £25 in the Stalls & Upper Circle on Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm and Thursday 1.30pm performances.

16 – 25 year old £5 Tickets
All tickets £5 in the Stalls & Upper Circle on Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm and Thursday 1.30pm performances.

School Groups
All tickets £15 on bookings of 20 or more, with one free ticket per 20 seats booked. Available on Stalls & Upper Circle tickets on Tuesday – Wednesday 7.30pm and Thursday 1.30pm performances. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 7210622 to book.

Groups 10+
All tickets £25 on bookings of 10 or more, with one free ticket per 20 seats booked. Available on Stalls & Upper Circle tickets on Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm and Thursday 1.30pm performances. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 7210622 to book.

No concessions in the Balcony, or for Friday & Saturday performances.

‘A bonkers trip to the Forest of Arden’

Daily Telegraph

‘Arden has rarely felt more appealing’

The Guardian

'Big, bright and loud Shakespearean comedy'

Daily Mail

‘Sunny, lively and bubbly’

The Stage

As You Like It Pre-Show Talk
Thursday 27 February, 6.30pm-7pm
Theatre Royal, Upper Circle Bar

Free of charge, booking required

“O Excellent Young Man” – A Conversation on Rosalind, Boy Actors and Shakespeare’s Women…
Using As You Like It as a starting point, this free pre-show talk from actor and Shakespeare scholar Rebecca Morris, explores cross-dressing and the role of women in Shakespeare’s canon.

Limited capacity so booking is essential
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As You Like It Post-Show Discussion (Sign-Language Interpreted)
Friday 28 February

Free of charge, no booking required

Join us for a 30 minute Q&A with the cast in the auditorium, directly after the performance.