Nominated: Derek Bond - Best Director - Off West End Awards
Nominated: Simon Lipkin - Best Actor - Off West End Awards
The Large, Southwark Playhouse - 18 September 2014 - 18 October 2014
★★★★ 'Inspired… I’d be surprised if people left the theatre without grinning like a loon' What's On Stage
'Simon Lipkin ad libs with sharp wit and buoyant eccentricity… By the time the brilliantly comic second half has come to an end, the audience is left giddy, grinning, and brushing confetti off their shoulders.' The Arts Desk
'captures the grit and heartache of this tale of banishment and infatuation… Shakespeare that is accessible but also staged with a playful exuberance' The Stage
A comedy about love, wrestling and sheep.
Rosalind, daughter of a duke banished by his own brother, is forced into exile by her despotic uncle. With only her spectacular wit and her loyal cousin Celia and servant Touchstone to support her, she is forced to disguise herself as a man and enter the Forest of Arden searching for her father.
When the love of her life, Orlando, also on the run in the forest, doesn’t recognise her, Rosalind decides to teach him the truth about love.
Peter Huntley Productions is proud to team up with director Derek Bond after their award-winning production of Floyd Collins. With a spectacular new score by Jude Obermüller for actor musicians As You Like It is set to be an enchanting evening in the theatre. The production will celebrate 450 years since Shakespeare’s birth and be suitable for both adults and children.
Director – Derek Bond
Designer – Emma Bailey
Composer – Jude Obermüller
Lighting Designers – Sally Ferguson and Charlie Lucas
Costume Supervisor – Pippa Batt
Fight Director – Jessica Hrabowsky
Puppet Maker – Talk to the Hand Puppets
Assistant Director – Charlotte Sumner-Bedford
Additional Musical Arrangements – Joanna Hickman
PR – Susie Safavi
Marketing Consultant – Copperhead Productions
Digital Marketing – The Umbrella Rooms
Graphic Designer – Rebecca Pitt
Production Photographer – Robert Workman
Rehearsal Photographer – Poppy Carter Portraits
Producers – Peter Huntley and W14 Productions
General Manager – 1505