As You Like It by William Shakespeare

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  • Heath Ledger Theatre

About the Play

Girl falls for boy. Boy falls for girl. But when the malice of an evil duke tears them apart and forces them to flee into the forest, can love still win the day? And more importantly; can a woman still win her man while pretending that she's a he?

As You Like It is one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time. Playful, passionate and enchanting, the topsy-turvy tale of Rosalind and Orlando is chock-full of outlandish characters and some of Shakespeare’s greatest lines.

Full of wit, wisdom and warmth, it’s the perfect play for anyone who’s ever been in love.

Come “fleet the time carelessly” with some of WA’s favourite actors in this enchanting production directed by Helpmann Award-winner Roger Hodgman.

“Shakespeare’s wittiest and most joyful comedy.” The Courier Mail

"Roger Hodgman’s wonderful production features some of Western Australia’s favourite actors and a whole new crop of dazzling young things bursting onto our stage in debut performances. This light-hearted production, brimful of music, love and foibles across the generations, will enchant and delight you.” Kate Cherry

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Cast & Creatives

Cast includes: Caitlin Beresford-Ord, Brett Dowson, Andy Fraser, Brendan Hanson, Luke Hewitt, Geoff Kelso, Nick Maclaine, Greg McNeill, Jovana Miletic, Cecelia Peters, Igor Sas, Grace Smibert, James Sweeny and Steve Turner.

Directed by Roger Hodgman.

Designers: Set & Costume Designer Christina Smith, Lighting Designer Matt Scott.

Sound Designer/Composer Ash Gibson Greig

Reviews

"A talented cast of 14 players that collectively pull off a crowd-pleasing production." The Australian

"A lovely feel-good production, a beautifully told story that is glorious to look at. Easy to follow, this would be a wonderful introduction to Shakespeare and is generally just a really good night out." Stage Whispers

"A great production makes you see that the bard’s gender-bending comedies remain fresh and surprising ... the perfect blend of melancholy and mirth." The Guardian

"Had me laughing the whole way through. Fantastic performances with a modern twist." Clarissa, patron

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