As You Like It

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As You Like It

William Shakespeare produces some of the finest English plays in history, both tragedies and comedies. As You Like It is one of the finest examples of the latter. Everything about this work breaks the mould when it comes to a romantic tale, including the politics, nature and even the gender roles. Interested parties can book a show at the Barbican to witness the ‘As You Like It’ London experience.

The vibrant and engaging characters

Every Shakespeare fan loves the characters of the play, Rosalind and Jacques. The playwright uses Jacques to put forth a unique perspective of life when compared to his other characters. He is a melancholy traveller who has some of the most impressive lines in the play.

Director Kimberly Sykes does a brilliant job in portraying the humour while remaining passionate to the original work. As You Like It London is expected to showcase the joy of love, while also maintaining the comedic relief, keeping the audience hooked to the action. Besides these aspects, the production includes storytelling and puppetry, leading to a more engaging tale altogether. The play promises to keep you engaged and tickle your funny bone, making it an unmissable affair.

As You Like It London
As You Like It on stage in London

The strangely impressive plot

The play begins with Duke Senior’s exile at the hand of his vile brother Duke Frederick. The former Duke’s daughter, Rosalind remains at court. Parallelly, Orlando is kept in poverty by his brother Oliver after their father’s passing. Orlando falls in love with Rosalind at first sight. However, he is forced to flee from home when he comes to know about Oliver’s evil plans.

Similarly, Rosalind is soon exiled from Duke Frederick’s court. Both Orlando and Rosalind wind up in the same forest. However, Rosalind is disguised as a man during the meeting. Will she show her true form to her lover or will she continue to deceive him? To know how the story unravels, make sure you book the tickets to the production at the Barbican Theatre.

Timings and details

The production lands at the Theatre for a brief run between October 26, 2019, and January 18, 2020. Make sure you take advantage of this opportunity and book the tickets early to receive the best seats. At almost 3 hours, the play includes one intermission. As You Like It London is expected to draw in the crowds. Thankfully, the Theatre can seat more than 1100 people at once across 4 sections.

As usual, the theatre administration restricts outside food within the venue. You can enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants and cafes nearby before or after the production. In the absence of a strict dress code, visitors can wear smart and casual clothing. Carrying some warm clothing is wise since the air-conditioning can make the venue too chilly for some.

After booking your tickets online, ensure you save the digital voucher on your phone. Taking a printout of the same is also a valid option. Carry the voucher to enter the Theatre. Keep in mind, cancellation is impossible once tickets are booked.

FAQ

Know Before You Go

Show Details

The show will run for a limited season from 26 October, 2019 to 18 January, 2020.

Show Timings

31st of October; 2nd & 23rd of November; 5th, 19th, & 28th of December.
1:15 PM
Other Dates
7:15 PM

There will be a “chilled performance” on the 5th of December, 2019.
An audio-described and captioned performance along with a Touch Tour (at 11:15 AM) will be held on the 28th of December.

Leading Roles
David Ajao as Orlando de Boys
Lucy Phelps as Rosalind
Charlotte Arrowsmith as Audrey

Directed by
Kimberly Sykes

Music by
Tim Sutton

Set Design by
Stephen Brimson Lewis

Additional Information

Duration
2 hours & 56 minutes with 1 intermission

Available Facilities
Wheelchair Accessible
In-house Bar
Coat Check

Seating
The Barbican Theatre has a seating capacity of nearly 1158 across 4 sections.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you’d like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Important Information
Photo and video recording are not allowed during the show.

Strict Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.

You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher shortly after you book the tickets. You will need to display a photo ID along with your voucher at the Theatre’s Box Office to collect your tickets.

Theatre Address

Barbican, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

Getting There

By Bus:
Take bus lines 153 and get off at the Silk Street station. The theatre is a short 2-minute walk from this bus stop.

By Tube:
Take the Underground to Barbican Station. The theatre is a short 5-minute walk from this station.

Validity
This performance is valid for the date and time selected at the time of booking.