As You Like It by William Shakespeare

As You Like It

William Shakespeare
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Directed by Michael Boyd

"All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”

Shakespeare’s famous pastoral comedy of love and disguise is reimagined here with darker, more sombre undertones. 

This production was captured by Digital Theatre live at the RSC’s temporary space, the Courtyard Theatre, in Stratford upon Avon. It was directed by the RSC’s then Artistic Director, Michael Boyd, and starred Jonjo O’Neill as Orlando and Katy Stephens as Rosalind.

Contains: Flashing Lights, Violence, Nudity

Production duration: 2 hrs 40 min

Cast & creative team


  • Le Beau
    Ansu Kabia
  • Oliver
    Charles Aitken
  • Phoebe
    Christine Entwisle
  • Duke Senior
    Clarence Smith
  • Charles the Wrestler
    David Carr
  • Hisperia
    Debbie Korley
  • Second Forest Lord
    Dharmesh Patel
  • William
    Dyfan Dwyfor
  • Jacques
    Forbes Masson
  • Corin
    Geoffrey Freshwater
  • First Forest Lord
    James Howard
  • Sir Oliver Martext
    James Traherne
  • Silvius
    James Tucker
  • Orlando
    Jonjo O'Neill
  • Rosalind
    Katy Stephens
  • Celia
    Mariah Gale
  • Dennis
    Peter Peverley
  • Adam
    Peter Shorey
  • Touchstone
    Richard Katz
  • Duke Frederick
    Sandy Neilson
  • Audrey
    Sophie Russell


  • William Shakespeare
  • Michael Boyd
  • Michael Fentiman
    Assistant Director
  • Tom Piper
  • Wolfgang Goebbel
  • John Woolf
  • Andrew Franks
  • Struan Leslie