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Run away with the circus this summer and weave your way through an array of hidden gardens and spectacular lawns at The Savill Garden in this immersive production of much loved ‘As You Like it’ from 22 June to 24 July 2016.
Forced into exile by their own families, heroine Rosalind and Orlando, a young gentleman of the kingdom, venture deep into the Forest of Arden where they encounter ‘The Golden Age’; a mesmerising travelling circus which has taken up residence beneath the canopy. Masquerading as Ganymede, Rosalind embarks on a journey of love lessons and romantic trickery, before stumbling across one of Duke Senior's noblemen, Jacques, who fully embraces the circus folk and continually reflects on the futility of life and love as a motley fool.
A story of transformation, ‘As You Like It’ challenges conventional ideas of love and lust, blurs gender roles and muses on the absurdity of life in this brilliant pastoral comedy. The play unfolds in Britain’s finest ornamental garden and concludes extravagantly with a triple wedding where the audience and company are encouraged to come together in a boisterous, acrobatic, musical celebration indulging in food and drink from the finest local suppliers.
‘As You Like It’ will celebrate the best of the British summertime with a delicious BBQ served during the final wedding scene, and drinks to purchase from the hidden bush bar that will pop up throughout the play.
WATCH YOUR HEAD aim to create exciting theatrical experiences and celebrate classic texts in remarkable and unique settings. Following the success of their immersive open-air production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, they will celebrate the 400-year legacy of Shakespeare’s work.
AS YOU LIKE IT
WEDNESDAY 22 JUNE – SUNDAY 24 JULY 2016
7pm start, with access to gardens from 6.30pm
Wednesday 22 June – Sunday 26 June
Wednesday 29 June – Sunday 3 July
Wednesday 6 July – Sunday 10 July
Wednesday 13 July – Sunday 17 July
Wednesday 20 July – Sunday 24 July