Rehearsal images for Tatty Hennessy’s production of As You Like it for Shakespeare in the Squares have been released. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening…

As You Like It. Emmy Stonelake (Phoebe, Amiens). Credit - James Millar Photography
(c) James Millar Photography. 

Performed in London’s squares and parks from 20 June to 13 July, Shakespeare in the Squares will present William Shakespeare’s As You Like it as its 2018 Summer production, directed by Tatty Hennessy.

Shakespeare’s enchanting comedy of love, desire and mistaken identity, is set on the brink of the Seventies, during the first Glastonbury Festival. As Shakespeare’s characters flee from the rigidity of the court to the Forest of Arden, audiences too can exchange the conformity of city life for a pastoral utopia where hippies and freethinkers meet to dance, love and put the world to rights.

As You Like It. Julia Righton (Duchess Senior, Duchess Frederick). Credit - James Millar Photography
(c) James Millar Photography. 

The cast for the production includes: Jack Brett (Orlando), Comfort Fabian (Celia), Jodie Jacobs (Audrey/Adam), Sian Martin (Jaques), Katharine Moraz (Rosalind), Stanton Plummer Cambridge (Oliver/Corin), Julia Righton (Duchess Senior/ Duchess Frederick), Sydney K. Smith (Touchstone) Emmy Stonelake (Phoebe/Amiens) and Lamin Touray (Charles/Silvius).

Emmy Stonelake (Phoebe, Amiens), Jodie Jacobs (Audrey, Adam, First Lady) & Julia Righton (Duchess Senior, Duchess Frederick).
(c) James Millar Photography. 

The dates for the production are as follows:

Wednesday 20 June Leinster Square, W2

Thursday 21 June St James’s Gardens, W11

Friday 22 June Norland Square, W11

Saturday 23 June Queen’s Park, NW6

Tuesday 26 June Arundel and Ladbroke Gardens, W11

Thursday 28 June (3pm) Paddington Street Gardens (North) W1

Friday 29 June Paddington Street Gardens (North) W1

Saturday 30 June Little Wormwood Scrubs Park, W10

Tuesday 3 July St James’s Square, SW1

Wednesday 4 July Connaught Square, W2

Thursday 5 July Bedford Square, WC1 (part of the Bedford Square Festival)

Friday 6 July The Crescent Garden, W9

Saturday 7 July St Peter’s Square, W6

Sunday 8 July The Courtyard at le Gothique, Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, Wandsworth, SW18 (3pm matinee)

Tuesday 10 July The Courtyard at le Gothique, Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, Wandsworth, SW18

Wednesday 11 July Ladbroke Square, W11

Thursday 12 July Cleveland Square, W2

Katharine Moraz (Rosalind), Comfort Fabian (Celia), Lamin Touray (Charles, Silvius) & Jack Brett (Orlando).jpg
(c) James Millar Photography. 

Shakespeare in the Squares was founded in 2016 by  Sue Fletcher and Martin Neild  to tour a Shakespeare play across London’s squares every Summer. Each production is tailored to suit each square it visits, working  with the garden committees and other local organisations to create a unique community celebration around the play.

As You Like it will tour across London’s parks and squares from the 20th June until the 12th July. For more information visit: http://www.shakespeareinthesquares.co.uk/2018-as-you-like-it