As You Like It | Royal Shakespeare Company

All the world really is a stage in Kimberley Sykes’ playful and imaginative take on Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.

Rosalind is banished, and with her best friend Celia by her side, she journeys to a world of exile. But not before catching the eye of love-struck Orlando, who is also forced from the Court into the Forest…

Blending physical comedy, music and storytelling, this As You Like It dares you to change your state of mind.

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

Booking Information

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David Ajao

Charlotte Arrowsmith

Patrick Brennan

Graeme Brookes

Antony Byrne

Richard Clews

Tom Dawze

Amelia Donkor

Laura Elsworthy

Sandy Grierson

Emily Johnstone

Karina Jones

Alex Jones

Sophie Khan Levy

Lucy Phelps

Sophie Stanton

Aaron Thiara

Leo Wan


Kimberley Sykes Director

Stephen Brimson Lewis Set Design

Bretta Gerecke Costumes and Lighting

Tim Sutton Music

Jonathan Ruddick Sound

Ayse Tashkiran Movement

Rachel Bown-Williams, Ruth Cooper-Brown Fights

Mervyn Millar Puppetry


2 hours 56 minutes/including an interval

Good To Know

Photos by Topher McGrillis (c) RSC


Barbican, London

Barbican - Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information
  • Thu 5 Dec, 2019 1.15pm - Chilled performance
  • Sat 28 Dec, 2019 1.15pm - Audio-described and captioned performance with Touch Tour (11.15am)
  • Tue 7 Jan, 2020 7.15pm - BSL-integrated performance, BSL-interpreted post-show talk

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

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges available after purchase

Where Do I Go

Barbican Centre

Silk Street, London



5.0(3 reviews)
  • J Primrose

    Jan 16, 2020

    'As You Like It' is one of my favourite Shakespeare plays so I booked for myself, my son and his girlfriend. We all loved it! The performance was lively yet thought provoking. The casting and direction was excellent.

  • Maya Ostle

    Jan 6, 2020

    I absolutely loved this production: a clever mix of classic setting and modern reinvention, stellar performances, fantastic music, and an incredible set. Just really clever and original. Totally brought the play to life, hilarious! Would 100% recommend. :)

  • Yes

    Dec 11, 2019

    Absolutely brilliant and funny.. The actress playing Rosalyn absolutely fantastic very talented young actress ..

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