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Shakespeare’s

As You Like It

Directed by Damien Ryan
With Emma Wright

OR, FOUR WEDDINGS AND AN EXILE Disguises, lovelorn youth and wit galore — this fast-paced classic lets us know that all the world’s a stage, and we’re merely players. With more weddings than you can throw a bouquet at, you have to ask yourself, will love conquer all or is it m...

OR, FOUR WEDDINGS AND AN EXILE

Disguises, lovelorn youth and wit galore — this fast-paced classic lets us know that all the world’s a stage, and we’re merely players. With more weddings than you can throw a bouquet at, you have to ask yourself, will love conquer all or is it madness?

Rosalind has been banished by the villainous Duke Frederick. Disguised as a man, she seeks refuge in the Forest of Arden. Turns out she’s not the only one with that idea. The Forest is now home to other exiled fugitives, including the chivalrous Orlando. Cue melodic songs, questionable poetry, a wise-cracking fool and buckets of laughs.

Brought to us by acclaimed Shakespearean director Damien Ryan (Taming of the Shrew) this beguiling tale twists and turns through love, lust and mistaken identity. Not to mention the shepherds... !


  • Dates
    15 APR – 13 MAY
  • Location
    BILLE BROWN THEATRE
  • Times
    Evenings: Mon & Tues 6.30pm, Wed – Sat 7.30pm
    Matinees: Wed 1.00pm, Sat 2.00pm

    15 APR – 13 MAY
    BILLE BROWN THEATRE
  • Night with the Artists

    Monday 24 Apr 6.30pm

  • Duration
    3 hours, including a 20 minute interval
  • Accessibility
    Auslan Interpreted Monday 8 May 6.30pm
    Audio Described and Tactile Tour Saturday 13 May 2.00pm
  • Play briefing

    Tuesday 11 Apr 6.00pm

  • Warning

    This production includes electronic cigarettes, approved theatrical smoke and haze, Dead Black Outs, strobe lighting, mild course language and sexual references.

    This production includes electronic cigarettes, approved theatrical smoke and haze, Dead Black Outs, strobe lighting, mild course language and sexual references.

  • Dates
    15 APR – 13 MAY
  • Location
    BILLE BROWN THEATRE
  • Times
    Evenings: Mon & Tues 6.30pm, Wed – Sat 7.30pm
    Matinees: Wed 1.00pm, Sat 2.00pm

    15 APR – 13 MAY
    BILLE BROWN THEATRE
  • Night with the Artists

    Monday 24 Apr 6.30pm

  • Duration
    3 hours, including a 20 minute interval
  • Accessibility
    Auslan Interpreted Monday 8 May 6.30pm
    Audio Described and Tactile Tour Saturday 13 May 2.00pm
  • Play briefing

    Tuesday 11 Apr 6.00pm

  • Warning

    This production includes electronic cigarettes, approved theatrical smoke and haze, Dead Black Outs, strobe lighting, mild course language and sexual references.

    This production includes electronic cigarettes, approved theatrical smoke and haze, Dead Black Outs, strobe lighting, mild course language and sexual references.

Creatives

Director Damien Ryan
Composer/Musical Director Alec Steedman
Set and Costume Designer
Emma White
Lighting Designer David Murray

Stage Manager
Grant Gravener
Assistant Stage Manager Bridget O'Brien
Assistant Stage Manager Tia-Hanee Cleary


Cast

Jaques/Adam Andrew Buchanan
Duchess/Audrey/Forester Helen Cassidy
Celia/Phebe/Forester Courtney Cavallaro
Jaques de Bois/Forester 1/Silvius Davis Dingle
Orlando/Forester Andrew Hearle
Oliver de Bois/Forester 2 Philippe Klaus
Touchstone/Forester Hannah Raven
Charles/Duke/Oliver Martext/William Colin Smith
Le Beau/Amiens/Hymen Alec Steedman
Rosalind/Forester Emma Wright

"All the World's a Stage" monologue // Andrew Buchanan

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Production trailer // AS YOU LIKE IT

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Audience reactions // AS YOU LIKE IT

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Play Briefing

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"Live a little, comfort a little, cheer thyself a little!"
— William Shakespeare

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