7:00pm with a 2:00pm matinee on Sat 23 Feb
Rosalind, the daughter of an unjustly exiled duke, falls in love with the wronged Orlando, a courtier deprived of his birth right by his brother. But her usurping uncle, jealous of Rosalind’s popularity with the people, banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy and accompanied by her cousin Celia, she seeks out her father and his friends in the Forest of Arden.
There she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him in the art of love. A firm favourite among Shakespeare’s comedies, and featuring some of his best-loved characters, As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance: cross-dressing and brilliant conversation, gentle satire, forgiveness and reparation.
This production is set in Singapore and Malaysia in 1965, and is directed by the Dean of the Faculty of Performing Arts, Professor Michael Earley. It features the level 2 BA(Hons) Actingstudents in collaboration with students from Diploma in Technical and Production Management and the School of Contemporary Music.