As You Like It by William Shakespeare

As You Like It

William Shakespeare
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Directed by Michael Boyd

"'And are you so in love?' 

'Neither rhyme nor reason can express how much.'"

Unable to act on their feelings and forced into exile in the Forest of Arden, lovers Rosalind and Orlando become entangled in a beguiling game of love, lust and mistaken identity.  

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