Arts & Culture

As You Like It at Oxford Playhouse

By John Charlton

A major new production of As You Like It from Shared Experience and Theatre by the Lake will be appearing at Oxford Playhouse in November. One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies with the most witty and wise-cracking heroine of them all, As You Like It is transformed in a bold new production by Kate Saxon.

Set in the modern world of alternative facts and fiercely jealous leaders, the young Rosalind and her friend Celia find themselves pawns in a power struggle. Together they decide to flee the city and its politics for the forest where they discover a countryside wonderland of peace and harmony. Disguised as a boy, Rosalind meets Orlando and, amidst the intoxicating atmosphere of the forest, counsels him in the art of love.

Theatre by the Lake production
by William Shakespeare
directed by Kate Saxon

Known for their vivid and energetic theatricality, Shared Experience have pioneered a thrillingly distinctive performance style that celebrates the union of physical and text-based theatre.

Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 November 2017

Tickets for As You Like It at Oxford Playhouse start at £10 and are available from the Ticket Office on 01865 305305 or book online at