William attempts to woo Audrey in Shakespeare's As You Like It

As You Like It

William Shakespeare
Shakespeare's Globe
Directed by Thea Sharrock

When Rosalind falls in love with Orlando, her usurping uncle banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy she seeks out her father in the Forest of Arden, where mystery, melancholy and marriage become rife.

Featuring cross-dressing, slapstick and poetry, Thea Sharrock's 2009 production for Shakespeare's Globe brings to life the most playful elements of Shakespeare's pastoral romance.

Production duration: 2 hrs 26 min
Shakespeare's Globe

Cast & creative team


  • Rosalind
    Naomi Frederick
  • Orlando
    Jack Laskey
  • Duke Frederick
    Brendan Hughes
  • Duke Senior
    Philip Bird
  • Jacques
    Tim McMullan
  • Touchstone
    Dominic Rowan
  • Phebe
    Jade Williams
  • Silvius
    Michael Benz
  • Celia
    Laura Rodgers
  • Le Beau/William
    Gregory Gudgeon
  • Amiens/Sir Oliver Martext
    Peter Gale
  • Charles the Wrestler/Corin
    Sean Kearns
  • Oliver
    Jamie Parker
  • Adam
    Trevor Martin
  • Audrey
    Sophie Duval
  • Hymen
    Ewart James Walters
  • Musician
    Tracy Holloway
  • Musician
    David Powell
  • Musician
    Dai Pritchard
  • Musician
    Rob Millett
  • Musician
    Ben Grove


  • Thea Sharrock
  • Robert Icke
    Assistant Director
  • Fin Walker
  • Dick Bird
  • Jan Haydn Rowles
    Voice & Dialect Coach
  • Glynn MacDonald
    Movement Work
  • Giles Block
    Text Work
  • Stephen Warbeck