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As You Like It

Royal Shakespeare Company

people dance in magical outfits with a giant green forest puppet behind them

All the world really is a stage in this joyous and imaginative version of Shakespeare’s madcap romantic comedy directed by Kimberley Sykes.

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 ensues is a riotous adventure where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves.

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.

Tagged with: Theatre & dance RSC 2019

Duration: 2 hours 55 minutes/including an interval

Thu 5 Dec, 1.15pm
Chilled performance
A chilled performance takes a more casual approach to noise and movement in the auditorium, but the performance itself is unchanged.

This performance is ideal for people who feel more at ease knowing they can go in and out of the auditorium during the show including people with dementia. This performance is for everybody and babes in arms are welcome, (not walking or requiring their own seat).

Please see our visual story here

Please also get in touch with us if you would like to discuss further before making a booking.  Contact the Theatre team – [email protected] or 020 7638 4141 extn 7434

Sat 28 Dec, 1.15pm
Audio-described and captioned performance with Touch Tour (11.15am)

Tue 7 Jan, 7.15pm
BSL-integrated performance

Tue 7 Jan
BSL-interpreted post-show talk. Free to same-day ticket holders

Presented by the Barbican. The Royal Shakespeare Company is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. The RSC Acting Companies are generously supported by The Gatsby Charitable Foundation and The Kovner Foundation.


‘Inventive, playful, captivating… a bonkers trip to the Forest of Arden‘
Daily Telegraph

Hear from the Cast

Lucy Phelps talking to the camera about the As You Like It production

Watch: As You Like It cast

Lucy Phelps and David Ajao, who play Rosalind and Orlando in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production As You Like It, talk about how the audience is at the heart of the play. 

Barbican Theatre