A new production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It is coming to new West End venue @sohoplace, directed by Josie Rourke.
The production is set to star Leah Harvey (Foundation, The Wonderful World of Dissocia) as Rosalind, Strictly Come Dancing 2021 winner Rose Ayling-Ellis (EastEnders) as Celia making her West End debut, Alfred Enoch (How To Get Away With Murder, Red in the West End) as Orlando and Martha Plimpton (The Good Wife, Sweat in the West End) in the role of Jaques. Further casting will be announced.
The play will run @sohoplace from 6 December 2022 to 28 January 2023.
Director Josie Rourke said: “Nica has built a beautiful and vibrant new theatre for London and I’m proud to be part of her opening session. When I saw the new auditorium, saying “yes” to directing on that wonderful stage was one of the quickest answers I’ve ever given. I remember well from opening the new Bush Theatre the peculiar struggles and challenges of opening the doors on a new theatre and I’m honoured to be part of this important endeavour. As things feel tough, Nica has doubled down on theatre’s future in the capital and I’m want to support her and her team’s courage by creating a joyful and celebratory show for one of theatre’s most and intimate, welcoming new homes, @sohoplace.”
Nica Burns, Producer and owner of @sohoplace, said: “Our brilliant director Josie Rourke has brought together an outstanding cast and creative team to realise her vision for one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. I am a very lucky producer to be working with this wonderful company.”
The play’s design is by Rob Jones, with lighting by Howard Harrison, sound by John Leonard and music by Michael Bruce.
As You Like It comes in to @sohoplace following Marvellous, which is now playing until 26 November 2022.