Shakespeare’s Globe Presents As You Like It, Open air at Herstmonceux Castle, Saturday & Sunday July 28 and 29
THE Globe’s much loved production of As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance, cross-dressing and love-notes, poetry and brilliant conversation, gentle satire, slapstick and passion.
Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match, but her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity banishes her from court.
Disguised as a boy she seeks out her father and his friends in the Forest of Arden where she finds Orlando again, and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him in the arts of love.
Performed on an Elizabethan inspired stage, the Globe’s troupe of travelling players breathes new life into this firm favourite among Shakespeare’s comedies.
Bring rugs, cushions, low backed chairs, picnics and an Elizabethan appetite for gloriously liberating open air theatre.
Performance times: 7pm Saturday; 4.30pm Sunday
(Gates open 90 minutes prior to each performance)
Tickets £17.50, Concessions (u16 – over 60) £12.50. Pay at the Gate
Enquiries 01323 834479