NEWS: New Production of As You Like it Announced for @Sohoplace

The production is set to run at the newly opened theatre from the 6th December.

Nica Burns has announced that a new production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, directed by Josie Rourke will be the second production for the new theatre @Sohoplace running until the 28th January 2023.

It has also been confirmed that the production is set to star Leah Harvey (Foundation, The Wonderful World of Dissocia) as Rosalind, Rose Ayling-Ellis (EastEnders, Strictly Come Dancing 2021 winner) as Celia making her West End debut, Alfred Enoch (Harry Potter films, Red West End) as Orlando and Martha Plimpton (The Good Wife, Sweat West End) in the role of Jaques. Further casting has yet to be announced and tickets are on sale now.

This winter journey into the Forest of Arden in William Shakespeare’s glorious romantic comedy, As You Like It.

Talking about being part of the theatre’s first season Josie Rourke said: “Nica has built a beautiful and vibrant new theatre for London and I’m proud to be part of her opening session. When I saw the new auditorium, saying “yes” to directing on that wonderful stage was one of the quickest answers I’ve ever given. I remember well from opening the new Bush Theatre the peculiar struggles and challenges of opening the doors on a new theatre and I’m honoured to be part of this important endeavour. As things feel tough, Nica has doubled down on theatre’s future in the capital and I’m want to support her and her team’s courage by creating a joyful and celebratory show for one of theatre’s most and intimate, welcoming new homes, @sohoplace. “

The creative team behind the production is also set to include: designs by Rob Jones, lighting by Howard Harrison, sound by John Leonard and music by Michael Bruce.

Tickets for As You Like It can be bought by visiting: https://sohoplace.org/whats-on/as-you-like-it

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