As You Like It

28th July - 12th September 2015

Lady Margaret Hall


All the world’s a stage

Directed by Tom Littler, this wonderful pastoral romantic comedy was presented as a partly promenade adventure.

A wrestling match, love notes on trees and a healthy amount of boys falling in love with girls dressed as boys, Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece was brought to life as we transformed the formal gardens, riverside woodlands and beautiful lawns of Lady Margaret Hall into 1940s occupied France.

Reviews

“The lovely gardens of Lady Margaret Hall, bathed in golden evening light if you’re lucky (as I was), supply an altogether magical setting for Creation Theatre’s superb production of As You Like It.” The Oxford Times

“All in all, this was a wonderful romp in the woods; just as Shakespeare himself would have liked it. ★★★★★.” Stage Talk

“A superb production, highly professional as always with Creation Theatre, the actors word perfect and the setting exquisite.” Daily Info

“Jonathan Oliver steals the show playing rustics Corin, and Audrey. In one scene Oliver rows across the Cherwell speaking French, saying, in a witty meta-theatrical joke, ‘nous sommes les paysans français – c’est le concept’. In the background, a puntfull of bemused tourists float by as unexpected audience members whilst a huge, bright, almost Blue Moon rises overhead. It’s a magical and unrepeatable theatrical moment that typifies this imaginative production.” Newbury Weekly News

“An inventive visit to Arden.” ReviewsGate

The team

Director – Tom Littler
Designer – Ryan Dawson-Laight
Sound Designer – Matt Eaton
Lighting Designer – Ashley Bale
Lighting Associate – John Welton
Fight Director – Philip d’Orléans
Composer/Musical Director – Tom Attwood
Deputy Stage Manager – Beth Sweeney
Assistant Stage Manager – Laura Osei-Bonsu

Orlando: Joe Eyre
Rosalind: Rhiannon Sommers
Celia: Julia Goulding
Duke Frederick/Duke Senior/Corin/Audrey – Jonathan Oliver
Charles/Silvius/William: Nick Trumble
Oliver/A Waiter/Jacques:Timothy Allsop
Adam/Touchstone – Morgan Philpott
Madame La Belle/Phoebe: Clare Humphrey

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The Merchant of Venice, Image: Bill Knight

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