Audio described by Joanna Myers
‘These trees shall be my books…’
Enter the forest, reconnect, and celebrate the joy of nature in this lively, uplifting production from the critically acclaimed Watermill Ensemble.
Using responsibly sourced, repurposed, or recyclable materials to create the set, props and costumes, Shakespeare’s famous pastoral comedy will be brought to life in a production that celebrates the unique environment of the Watermill gardens.
Forced to leave their homes behind, Rosalind and Orlando find sanctuary in the forest of Arden. Amongst whispering trees, their worlds collide, and they become entangled in a game of love, lust and mistaken identity.
What follows is a riotous adventure with a feisty heroine in disguise, feuding brothers, love poetry and laughs aplenty! Will love conquer all, or is it merely a madness?
With an atmospheric modern folk soundscape, inspired by the music of Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and Taylor Swift, experience the magic of As You Like It in the dappled forest of The Watermill Gardens.
Running time: approximately 2 hours including 20 minute interval
Age Guidance: 12+
Event image: A bright purple background. A cluster of cartoon-style leaves in the centre. An engagement ring, romantic fairy lights and a spray of beautiful flowers are nestled between the leaves. Text pops from the middle. It reads: AS YOU LIKE IT.
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