NT Live: As You Like It
Director: Polly Findlay
Cast: Patsy Ferran, Rosalie Craig
Sun 27 Mar 7pm Book Now
AGE Rating: Cert 12A
Student/Under 16s £10
Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.
With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden.
There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.
The Guardian gave this production 5 stars: “As You Like It? Absolutely. But not as it has been seen before. Polly Findlay has blown winter winds through the Forest of Arden and brought in fresh air. Her production contains no sunlit glades, no big beasts roasting over roaring flames, no rollicking Robin Hoodery. The palette is subdued; the high spirits more evident in contrast. By banishing merriment, Findlay has welcomed in humour.” The Independent declared it “a terrific evening”.