As You Like It, Ripped Script Theatre Company

As You Like It © Ripped Script Theatre Company

Date: Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July 2013
Location: The Dell, Stratford-upon-Avon
Times: 12pm and 3pm each day
Duration: 1 hourr 30 mins
Cost: Free of charge, just turn up

Banished from the unjust world of the court by a tyrannical uncle and a scheming older brother, Rosalind and Orlando flee into the unconstrained wildness of the Forest of Arden.

He sets off with his loyal servant Adam; she with her cousin Celia and the clown Touchstone. But with her in disguise and him on a mission for survival, will they ever meet again?

Love triangles a-plenty and not everyone is who they seem... A host of shepherds, clowns, lovers, exiled dukes and merry forest folk join together in a celebration of love and freedom.

Be transported to the Forest of Arden by our troupe of travelling players in this dynamic adaptation of a classic comedy. Five actors use physical theatre, ridiculous costume changes, charm and wit to tell a tale of injustice, cross-dressing and love.

About the Ripped Script Theatre Company
The Company was formed in June 2012 with a desire to create exciting text-based theatre, working in collaboration with emerging theatre practitioners in the South West.

They approach theatre through 'play', using  a mixture of theatrical methods and styles to bring the text to life.

Their first production A Woman Mov'd, an immersive exploration of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, was part of The Complete ReWorks at Bristol Shakespeare Festival 2012. They followed that in November 2012 with An Evening of David Ives, bringing four absurdist American comedies together in the guise of scientific experiments.

This year, they are excited to return to the Bristol Shakespeare Festival with our production of As You Like It, which we'll also be performing at The Dell.

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