As You Like It
By William Shakespeare
15 May - 5 September
£17 - £43 seats
approx. 3 hours including interval
Andrew D Edwards
Duke Senior/Duke Frederick
Le Beau/Jacques de Boys
Please note: this production has now closed.
Fleet the time carelessly, as they did in the golden world.
Rosalind, the daughter of an unjustly exiled duke, falls in love with the wronged Orlando, a courtier deprived of his birthright by his brother – but her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity, banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy and accompanied by her cousin Celia, she seeks out her father and his friends in the Forest of Arden. There she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him in the art of love.
A firm favourite among Shakespeare’s comedies, and featuring some of his best-loved characters, As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance: cross-dressing and brilliant conversation, gentle satire, forgiveness and reparation.
‘Terry is one of our most glorious actresses’
'Blanche McIntyre’s production has...gentle charm and vaudeville vitality'
'A warmly entertaining evening'
'Witty and affectionate...with headlong energy and deepening tenderness'
'McIntyre is a director of delicacy and lightness of touch'
'Michelle Terry’s Rosalind is like a sparkler – she glitters and fizzes, she lights up the stage'
'There is much to enjoy in Blanche McIntyre’s cheerfully sunny production'
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'Michelle Terry sparkles as a giddy Rosalind...she is a brilliant Shakespearean actress...captivating to watch'
Midnight Matinee Performance
Experience the magical atmosphere of the Globe at midnight
Friday 14 August
Globe Outside In
A unique opportunity to see As You Like It and other summer season productions transported to our beautiful indoor candlelit Playhouse. Experience these exciting productions in this intimate setting.
Please note: tickets for all related events are sold separately to tickets for performances.
Setting the Scene
Pre-show introductions by Globe scholars, illustrated by Globe actors
Tuesday 11 August
Tuesday 18 August
Tuesday 1 September
Post-show Q&A sessions with actors and creatives
Saturday 23 May
Saturday 4 July
Leading scholars and theatre artists offer historical, practical, and theoretical contexts to As You Like It
Saturday 18 July