AMPAG, Melbourne Theatre Company Melbourne Theatre Company:Shakespeare's As You Like It

Shakespeare's As You Like It

Image Credits: Melbourne Theatre Company

September 2020

Fri 18 

Melbourne Theatre Company

Melbourne Theatre Company

Southbank Theatre The Summer

SouthbankVIC

 
 

A glittering new production of As You Like It, Shakespeare’s topsy-turvy celebration of love in all its forms, directed by Simon Phillips with music by Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall.

Welcome to the forest for Shakespeare’s most warm-hearted romantic comedy. Rosalind is banished from court with her cousin Celia, but before they can escape into exile Rosalind catches the eye of love-struck Orlando. What ensues is a riotous tangle of matched and mismatched lovers, cross-dressing confusion, melodic songs and laughs aplenty. Will love conquer all, or is it merely a madness?

With more twists than a country lane,As You Like Itis a topsy-turvy celebration of love in all its forms. Illustrious directorSimon Phillips (Shakespeare in Love), who has made an art of delighting audiences with Shakespearean romance, teams up once again with composersKate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall, who last brought their incredible talents to MTC for the smash-hit production ofTwelfth Night.

In this playful and passionate romp, which includes many of Shakespeare’s most famous lines, musical theatre iconChristie Whelan Browne (TwelfthNight) will star alongsideBert LaBonté (The Book of Mormon) and Chris Ryan (Shakespeare in Love) for a night of divine comedy and woodland escapism.