Shakespeare's Globe

Silvius, Charles, Le Beau played by Ben Lamb

As You Like It (2011)
Written by: William Shakespeare

Ben Lamb took on three Shakespearean roles as Silvius, Charles the Wrestler and Le Beau in the 2011 touring production of As You Like It.

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Letters Home: Bracknell, Berskhire

Southhill Park in Bracknell is lovely; it’s a park next to an arts theatre. There is also a large Renaissance style building overlooking the park and so it just looks thoroughly glorious.

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Letters Home: Oxford

We are performing in the courtyard of the Bodleian Library in Oxford, which is an institution in itself as well as being part of the university - it’s also where they filmed parts of Harry Potter!

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Letters Home: Schloss Hof, Austria

We are performing at a place called Schloss Hof in Austria as part of the Art Carnuntum festival. It’s an hour’s train ride from Vienna and also not too far from Slovakia either.

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At The Globe

As You Like It comes back to the Globe! Ben talks about performing at the Globe, including how he has found combining their touring set with the Globe stage and the challenges this space brings to his performance.

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Letters Home: Portsmouth

The City Museum Gardens in Portsmouth are lovely, very nice. It’s a rather small venue with quite an intimate space although it’s probably a lot bigger in reality than it feels to me.

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Introducing Ben Lamb as Silvius, Charles and Le Beau.

Introduction to Ben Lamb as Silvius, Charles the Wrestler and Le Beau - In this introductory interview Ben talks about how this production has tried to avoid upholding the plays strictly comic labelling. Ben also talks of his own personal challenges of doubling, including 10 second costume changes!

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