AS YOU LIKE IT

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She loves him and he loves her. But she must dress as a he, and now there’s another her.

Passionate and disarming, As You Like It is about a love so grand, our heroine is willing to break all the rules of romance to win the boy.

Exiled to the Forest of Arden, Rosalind finds danger and mischief lurking behind every tree. She’s in love with Orlando, but must dress as the boy Ganymede. And so begins a gender bending courtship that shows that true love really does conquer all – even with a bit of cross dressing thrown in.

The beguiling and chaotic As You Like It – one of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies – will be directed by Co-Artistic Director, Peter Evans, fresh from a stellar year in 2014 (Tartuffe, The Dream, Intimate Letters). Featuring an inspiring cast, including John Bell as the melancholic Jaques, and the exuberant Zahra Newman (twice Helpmann Award nominated actress) as Rosalind.

CREATIVE TEAM
By William Shakespeare
Director Peter Evans
Set Designer Michael Hankin
Costume Designer Kate Aubrey
Lighting Designer Paul Jackson
Lighting Realiser Melbourne Tom Warneke
Musical Director & Composer Kelly Ryall
Associate Sound Designer Nate Edmondson
Movement Director Scott Witt

CAST
Rosalind Zahra Newman
Orlando Charlie Garber
Oliver Dorje Swallow
Celia Kelly Paterniti
Touchstone Gareth Davies
Audrey/Amiens/Lord 2 Abi Tucker
Phebe/Lord 1 Emily Eskell
Silvius/Charles/Lord George Banders
Jacques/Le Beau John Bell
Adam/Corin Tony Taylor
Duke Senior/Duke Frederick Alan Dukes

RECOMMENDED FOR
Years 8-12

RUNNING TIME
2 hours and 40 minutes (including interval)

CURRICULUM LINKS
English: Language, Literature, Literacy; The Arts: Drama, Theatre Studies, Entertainment Industry

MAKING A BOOKING
21 February – 10 May 2015

VENUES

Sydney Opera House, Playhouse
Dedicated schools matinees:

Wednesday 18 March 11am*
Wednesday 25 March 11am*

Other matinees:
Wednesday 4 March 1pm*
Wednesday 11 March 1pm*

Canberra Theatre Centre, Playhouse
Other matinee:
Wednesday 15 April 1pm

Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio
Dedicated schools matinees:
Wednesday 6 May 11am*

Other matinee:
Wednesday 29 April 1pm

*Dedicated school matinee performances followed by a 15-minute Q&A with the actors

HOW MUCH?
$30 per student and teacher ticket
One complimentary teacher ticker per 20 student tickets

HOW TO BOOK
Download a booking form , complete the relevant sections, and fax it back to us on 1300 552 271 or email to learning@bellshakespeare.com.au.

Got a question? Call us on 1300 305 730.

CONTACT US
Email:
learning@bellshakespeare.com.au
Tel:
1300 305 730
Fax:
1300 552 271
Post:
PO Box 10 Millers Point
NSW 2000