As You Like It – RSC London season

Barbican Theatre, London

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The Royal Shakespeare Company return to the Barbican, performing a trio of William Shakespeare’s works:  Measure For Measure, The Taming of the Shrew and As You Like It.

Blending physical comedy, music, storytelling and puppetry, this playful As You Like It brings the audience right to the heart of the action and is a celebration of theatre itself.

Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.

As You Like It will run from 22 November 2019 until 18 January 2020 at Barbican Theatre, London.


Rosalind is banished and with her best friend, Celia by her side, she journeys to a world of exile. But not before catching the eye of love-struck Orlando who is also forced from The Court into the Forest…

What ensues is a riotous combination of a feisty cross-dressing heroine, a tartan-clad fool, melodic songs, questionable poetry and laughs aplenty. Will love conquer all, or is it merely a madness?


The cast is features David Ajao, Joseph Arkley, Hannah Azuonye, Patrick Brennan, Melody Brown, Graeme Brookes, Antony Byrne, James Cooney, Tom Dawze, Sandy Grierson, Amanda Harris, Karina Jones, Sophie Khan Levy, Alexander Mushore, Michael Patrick, Lucy Phelps, Claire Price and Amy Trigg.


★★★★ ‘Inventive, playful, captivating… a bonkers trip to the Forest of Arden’  Daily Telegraph

★★★★ ‘Captures the joy of falling in love’ Mail on Sunday

Additional Information

Performance dates
Booking to 18 January 2020
Special notes
Thursday 5th December 2019, 1.15pm - Chilled Performance Saturday 28th December 2019, 1.15pm - Audio-descrbed and captioned performance with Touch tour (11.15am) Tuesday 7th January 2020, 7.15pm - BSL-Integrated Performance, BSL interpreted post-show talk. Free to same-day ticket holders.

Venue Information

Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS
Nearest Tube or Train: Barbican (Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City)
Nearest Buses: (Beech Street) 76, 153; (City Road) 21, 43, 141, 205, 214, 271

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