Friday, 22 August 2014

Casting announced for As You Like It at the Southwark Playhouse

Casting has been announced for Derek Bond's production of Shakespeare's As You Like It. The show runs at the Southwark Playhouse between Thursday 18th September and Saturday 18th October 2014. The play is described as a "brilliant comedy about love, wrestling and sheep". 

The full cast includes: Sally Scott (Rosalind), Harry Livingstone (Orlando de Bois), Kaisa Hammarlund (Celia), Steven Crossley (Duke Frederick / Duke Senior), Simon Lipkin (Touchstone), Dominic Gerrard (Oliver de Bois / Jaques), Joanna Hickman (Phebe), Richard Albrecht (Adam / Corin), Samuel Townsend (Le Beau / Silvius) and Minal Patel (Charles the Wrestler / Amiens).

Rosalind, daughter of a duke banished by his own brother, who 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.

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