As You Like It

As You Like It

Main Space

Between £10.00 - £20.00

Wed 22 June - Sat 25 June

2.30PM & 7.30PM

In their 30th anniversary production, Northern Broadsides bring their bold, refreshing style to Shakespeare’s most musical and much-loved comedy for the very first time.


In a stylish but stifling court, where the Duke is all powerful and brute strength is championed over basic human decency, the high-spirited Rosalind and devoted cousin Celia are no longer welcome. When they escape into the forest in disguise, they bump into the recent object of Rosalind’s affection, Orlando, leading to an elaborate game of fluid identity where all the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.


As the seasons change in this magical place, normal roles dissolve and assumptions are turned on their head in this celebration of the transformative power of love and the natural world, featuring some of Shakespeare’s most vivid characters and memorable poetry.


With a cast of 12 fabulous Northern actors, Northern Broadsides take to the road once more in a production by Laurie Sansom which captures the sheer joy of live performance and the crazy power of love to change the world.

Running Time: 2hrs 55mins including a 20min interval; first act 1hr 30 mins, second act 1hr 5mins.

This performance contains haze and a flashing lights sequence (not strobe lighting).
Age guidance: 12+.

“Northern Broadsides stage a dreamy quest” -The Guardian


“Nuanced and stylish” -The Stage


“Captivated from beginning to end” -Yeah Lifestyle


“An artistic and stylised production… performed in a sensitive, provocative and teasing way” -The Reviews Hub



“The most gender-fluid Shakespeare I have ever seen” -Whats On Midlands



“A funny, moving, powerful version of the much-loved comedy” -Beff Shuff Blog

You can listen to an Audio introduction by Alice Gilmour clicking here

View the transcript by clicking here

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