Maria Aberg directed this 2013 production, following her riotous King John in the Swan Theatre.

Young man wearing red and white check shirt crouches above an androgynous young person
Orlando (Alex Waldmann) and Rosalind (Pippa Nixon), As You Like It, 2013, Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
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As You Like It was part of the 2013 summer season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, and then transferred to Newcastle.

The production's Rosalind (Pippa Nixon) and Orlando (Alex Waldman) had previously played the Bastard and the title role in Aberg's acclaimed King John.

Music for the production was composed by Brit Award winner and Mercury Music Prize nominee Laura Marling.

Maria Aberg talks about her vision for this production in the Director's Talk, recorded in summer 2013.

 

Theatrical poster for As You Like It 2013 showing a muddy couple kissing at a pop concert

CAST AND CREATIVES

COMPANY

Courtyard Theatre

Karen Archer - Le Belle/Second Page

Cliff Burnett - Duke Senior

Kiza Deen - Second Forest Lord

Daniel Easton - Dennis/Duke Frederick's Lord

David Fielder - Adam

Dave Fishley - Sir Oliver Martext

Michael Grady-Hall - Silvius

Rosie Hilal - Audrey/Hisperia

Mark Holgate - Charles The Wrestler/William/Duke Frederick's Lord

Joanna Horton - Celia

Chris Jared - Jaques de Boys /Amiens

Natalie Klamar - Phoebe

Pippa Nixon - Rosalind

Luke Norris - Oliver

Oliver Ryan - Jaques

Robin Soans - Corin

John Stahl - Duke Frederick

Samuel Taylor - First Forest Lord/First Page

Nicolas Tennant - Touchstone

Alex Waldmann - Orlando

 

CREATIVES

 

Director - Maria Aberg

Designer - Naomi Dawson

Lighting - James Farncombe

Music – Laura Marling

Sound - Tom Gibbons

Movement - Ayse Tashkiran

Fights - Malcolm Ranson

 

The RSC's archive is held at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. You can visit the Library and Archives there to look at production related information, including photos, videos of shows and stage management documents:

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive homepage

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