As You Like It

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Northern Broadsides bring their refreshing style to Shakespeare’s most musical and much-loved comedy for the very first time.


A Northern Broadsides and New Vic Theatre Co-production
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Laurie Sansom
Designed by E.M. Parry

Key Cast:

Bailey Brook
Isobel Coward
Shaban Dar
Gemma Dobson
Terri Jade Donovan
Ali Gadema
Claire Hackett
Reuben Johnson
Adam Kashmiry
Joe Morrow
Jo Patmore
EM Williams

Price: From £10

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15 March - 19 March 2022

In their 30th anniversary production, Northern Broadsides bring their bold, refreshing style to Shakespeare’s most musical and much-loved comedy for the very first time.

In a stylish but stifling court, where the Duke is all powerful and brute strength is championed over basic human decency, the high-spirited Rosalind and devoted cousin Celia are no longer welcome. When they escape into the forest in disguise, they bump into the recent object of Rosalind’s affection, Orlando, leading to an elaborate game of fluid identity where all the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.

As the seasons change in this magical place, normal roles dissolve and assumptions are turned on their head in this celebration of the transformative power of love and the natural world, featuring some of Shakespeare’s most vivid characters and memorable poetry. With a cast of 12 fabulous Northern actors, Northern Broadsides take to the road once more in a production by Laurie Sansom which captures the sheer joy of live performance and the crazy power of love to change the world.

Post-Show Q&A: Tuesday 15 March, 7.30pm
Socially Distanced Performance: Tuesday 15 March, 7.30pm

Circle Café Morning: Thursday 17 March, 10:30am
(members only)

Age guidance: all

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Tuesday 15 March 2022, 7.30pm

Wednesday 16 March 2022, 7.30pm

Thursday 17 March 2022, 1.30pm

Thursday 17 March 2022, 7.30pm

Friday 18 March 2022, 7.30pm

Saturday 19 March 2022, 2.30pm

Saturday 19 March 2022, 7.30pm

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Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
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