All the world really is a stage in this joyous and imaginative version of Shakespeare’s madcap romantic comedy directed by Kimberley Sykes.

Rosalind is banished, and with her best friend Celia by her side, she journeys into exile. But not before catching the eye of love-struck Orlando, who is also forced from The Court into the dappled Forest of Arden. What ensues is a riotous combination of a feisty cross-dressing heroine, a tartan-clad fool, melodic songs and laughs aplenty.

Blending physical comedy, music, storytelling and puppetry, this playful As You Like It brings the audience right to the heart of the action and is a celebration of theatre itself.

The Venue

The Barbican

Silk Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2Y 8DS

Nearest Tube


Nearest Train

Liverpool Street, Farringdon, Blackfriars

Running Time

2hr 56min (inc. interval)

Booking Dates

First Performance

Saturday 26th October 2019

Last Performance

Saturday 18th January 2020