Directed by Max Webster and featuring beautiful new music by former Noah and the Whale frontman Charlie Fink, As You Like It plays the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre this July!
A world of transformation, a world where anything is permissible and where just about anything is possible: the Forest of Arden. In this mythical forest, two young people discover what it truly means to be in love. This open-hearted, warm production of Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It promises sibling rivalry, mistaken identity, adventure, and romance.
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As You Like It reviews
The most perfect and contemporary re-creation of As You Like It, personally resonating with the urban rubbish spaces and the green outback. Let's combine the two in our world - the world that is a stage! May human dwellings be green, may rubbish be gone, and may we make no being an outcast. Thank you.
Absolutely fantastic, so well done, so much fun and would recommend it to anyone!
Bought tickets for my Dad and I as a gift. He said it was one of the best plays he has ever seen. And the setting did not disappoint either. Fantastic evening, brilliant performance. Would 100% return to the open air theatre !
Vibrant, imaginative and satisfying.
Fabulous! Entertaining and laugh out loud funny. The cast made it easy to understand the language for non-Shakespeare buffs.
Thoroughly enjoyed the way the play was interpreted, funny and exciting.
Lovely show, theatre staff deserve praise, as a very hot and humid afternoon, several members of the audience required medical assistance, which staff provided with little fuss , but much professionalism
Although the show was in "modern dress" which I don't usually like, I thoroughly enjoyed this production.
Went to see this great show with my wife. A generally young cast.. with some older heads. Luckily our seat was on the right hand side of the theatre... in the shade.. the other side looked hot & one lady did faint. Neither my wife or I were familiar with the play but it was presented in such a way that we easily understood the complex plot. A great afternoon entertainment. Food was good too.. especially smoked salmon & sausage roll.
Gender-bending is fine. The presence and removal of rubbish was - well, rubbish. But overall the production was lively and held the attention.
Good acting and good set, but hard to see the connection between the litter strewn business area of the first scene and the ramshackle hill-billy style setting for the remainder of the play. Yes, pollution is everywhere, but this seemed to say it was acceptable or that nothing should be done about it? strange, not sure how it fitted in. Some comic moments and a good night out!
What a fab night, fun and feeling! You always make it so accessible for all. I love this theatre and the play did not disappoint.
Great value and venue Recommend the experience
The outdoor experience was very nice and different, especially in the beautiful Regent's park. The fact that it is outdoors is well used in the show's set (Although the colorful poster displayed is not representative of what actually happens). Also, being a Shakespear play, it is only for advanced English speakers as the adaptation did not simplify the English very significantly. The actors were very talented. It is fairly funny although could be funnier.
The Regent's Park, Inner Cir, London NW1 4NU
No refunds or exchanges after booking.
The appearance of any particular artist cannot be guaranteed. If in doubt please check with the Box Office before booking.
Olivia Vinall and Edward Hogg take the roles of Rosalind and Orlando, with Keziah Joseph and Beruce Khan in the roles of Celia and Oliver. Danny Kirrane plays Touchstone with Maureen Beattie as Jaques.
With original music by former ‘Noah and Whale’ frontman Charlie Fink, also joining the cast are Amy Booth-Steel (Audrey/Singer), Me’sha Bryan (Amiens/Singer), Joanne McGuinness (Phoebe/Singer), Jacade Simpson (Silvius/Singer), Jack Beale (Le Beau/Actor Musician) and Silas Wyatt-Barke (William/Actor Musician).
Completing the cast are: Simon Armstrong (Duke Fredrick/Duke Senior), Gary Lilburn (Adam/Martext), Kristian Phillips (Charles the Wrestler/Jaques De Boys) and John Stahl (Corin).
Running times: Act 1: 1hr | Interval: 20mins | Act 2: 1hr 15mins
Good To Know
Every theatre performance is unique, but this is especially the case at the Open Air Theatre where both the stage and entire auditorium are uncovered.
Each visit can be distinctly different as the weather and light spontaneously interact with the play. Warm or cool, clear or overcast, the point at which dusk turns to night, being outdoors adds a thrilling contribution to our work and is an integral part of your experience here. Some of our audience's favourite memories have been of the sun breaking through the clouds during the show whilst some of the most electric performances happen in the wake of rainfall.
It's best to come prepared for all types of weather: bringing your own shade in the afternoon is particularly important as is a jumper for the end of evening performances. So sun hats, sun cream, sunglasses, raincoats and rain hats should all be considered. Although the vast majority of performances are completed each year, as the auditorium and stage are completely uncovered, we may have to stop and re-start the show.
On rare occasions, it will not be possible for us to complete the performance, but we will never cancel a performance before the advertised start time. This is because you would be amazed how often it can rain all day and then clear up just in time for the action to start and indeed, how localised bad weather can be. Also we really don't want to disappoint anyone - audiences or our actors (who are always keen to perform, if at all possible).
Please note that films and one-off live music and comedy shows are never cancelled because of the weather.
How Does It Work
Please print confirmation email and bring along with you to your performance.
Suitable For Children
Please note that this is not part of our programme of work created/re-imagined especially for children. It remains the responsibility of the parent/guardian in advance of purchase to make their own judgement as to the suitability of the show for their own child. In any event, please note that children under the age of 4 are not permitted to the theatre or theatre grounds for this production.
As this venue is an open theatre, ensure to read their weather policy here .
When Can I Go
06 July 2018 - 28 July 2018
Where Do I Go
Open Air Theatre
How to find us
We are just a 10 minute walk from Baker Street underground station.