The production will begin performances at the theatre from the 18th August.
The Shakespeare’s Globe has today announced casting for Ellen McDougall’s (Watch on the Rhine, Donmar; Insurrection: A Work in Progress, Royal Opera House) production of As You Like It, which will run at the theatre until the 29th October.
It has been confirmed that the cast for the production is set to include: Isabel Adomakoh Young as Orlando, Emmanuel Akwafo as Amiens, Jessica Alade as Pheobe, Alex Austin as Jaques, Nina Bowers as Rosalind, Stephanie Jacob as Adam / Corin, Mika Onyx Johnson as Silvius, Tonderai Munyevu as Duke Senior, Jessica Murrain as Oliver, Tessa Parr as Touchstone, Dale Rapley as Duke Frederick, Hannah Ringham as Audrey and Macy-Jacob Seelochan as Celia.
The Forest of Arden. Rosalind and Celia are on the run and in disguise; Orlando is pinning his impassioned attempts at poetry to branches; Oliver is seeing fantastical visions of strange beasts.
From the loyal love between family to the sudden love of strangers, and from the vicious love between enemies to the desperate love of remorse, journey into the forest as we embark on a transformative adventure. Who knows what – or who – we might find?
Director Ellen McDougall says: “As You Like It is full of love, transformation, and community, and it will be a joy to bring it to life in the open-air Globe this summer. I am so excited to be working with a brilliant company of actors, makers, and artists and can’t wait for audiences to come and enjoy those warm summer evenings with this joyous and exhilarating play.”
To book tickets visit: https://www.shakespearesglobe.com/whats-on/as-you-like-it-2023/