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


Richard Albrecht

Steven Crossley

Dominic Gerrard

Kaisa Hammarlund

Joanna Hickman

Simon Lipkin

Harry Livingstone

Minal Patel

Sally Scott

Samuel Townsend

★★★★ '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.

Creative Team

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