A magical evening of Shakespeare at the open-air Globe Theatre
Shakespeare’s As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of romance and poetry, satire and slapstick.
A tale of sibling rivalry, exile, cross-dressing, and misplaced love, it takes travelling to the Forest of Arden for friendships to be formed, and families and lovers to be reunited.
As You Like It will run from 8 June 2021 until 29 August 2021 at Shakespeare’s Globe, London.
What’s the Story?
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?
Who’s in it? As You Like It Cast
The cast features Stephenson Ardern-Sodje, Tom Chapman, Anna Crichlow, Mark Desebrock, Emma Ernest, Colm Gormley, Sara Lessore and Katy Secombe.
Directed by Brendan O’Hea with associate director Vanessa-Faye Stanley, set and costume design by Andrew D Edwards, choreography by Siân Williams and music by Catherine Jayes.
Running time: TBC
When attending a performance at one of the Globe's theatres, you will be asked to arrive and queue at either the main foyer on New Globe Walk or the Groundling Gates on Bankside (opposite the river) at a specified time slot.
Instructions for where you should go and your time slot will be on your e-tickets and sent to you in a pre-visit email. On arrival you will be asked to do a temperature check before entering the building.
The venue is contactless. When you arrive, show your booking reference on a device. The Globe will only accept contactless payments, including Apple Pay. Cash not accepted.
Those over the age of 11 must wear a face covering for the duration of their visit to the Globe Theatre, unless they are exempt.
The Globe encourages a 1.5m social distance between people at all times – this will be enforced by staff and by visible floor markers.
Please follow any one-way or other directional signage that the Globe has put in place for your safety.
The Globe has hand sanitiser stations located across the site. There will also be enhanced cleaning, including toilets
Cloakroom facilities have been suspended and bag size restrictions (maximum size 40cm x 35cm x 19cm) are in place.
Venue InformationShakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, South Bank, SE1 9DT
Nearest Tube or Train: London Bridge (Jubilee line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 45, 63, 100, 15, 17, 11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76, 381 , RV1, 344