As you Like it is coming to The Queen’s Theatre next week (Sat 24 – Tue 27 Aug). This ‘As you like it’ is a a musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play and will be performed at The Queen’s Theatre Sat – Tue | 7pm || Mon | 2pm
£15 (+65p QNew Transformation Fee) | £7.50 Under 18s
As You Like It is the second Public Acts production, the National Theatre’s new initiative to create extraordinary acts of theatre and community. The production forms part of a two year partnership with community organisations who deliver visionary work in their communities, together with theatre partner Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch.
This version of As You Like It, adapted by Laurie Woolery and Shaina Taub, featuring music and lyrics by Shaina Taub, will be directed by the Queen’s Theatre’s Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul, and will feature set and costume design by Hayley Grindle, musical director Yshani Perinpanayagam, choreographer and movement director Sundeep Saini, lighting designer Paul Anderson, sound designer Leigh Davies and assistant director Jules Tipton. The score is infectious, with sounds ranging from calypso to pop, Broadway musical to soul. Live captioning and live audio description will be available at all five performances.
Public Acts is inspired by Public Works, the Public Theater’s ground-breaking programme in New York and by the visionary participatory work of other theatres and artists across the UK.
Supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund, Bloomberg Philanthropies, & Mrs A Mosawi, Simon & Sue Ruddick and Garfield Weston Foundation.
The National Theatre’s Partner for Learning is Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
For more information about As You Like It visit queens-theatre.co.uk