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Read the reviews for As You Like It.

  • Running time:

    2 hrs 36 mins + 20 mins interval

Next performance:

25 July, 1:15PM

Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon

★★★★

‘Inventive, playful, captivating...A bonkers trip to the Forest of Arden’

Daily Telegraph

‘A sublime central performance from Lucy Phelps as Rosalind’

Daily Telegraph

‘The eternal madness of desire is infectiously relayed’

Daily Telegraph

★★★★

‘Kimberley Sykes’ playful production’

Mail on Sunday

‘Lucy Phelps and Sophie Khan Levy ooze chemistry… some wonderful comedy comes from her character’s banter with Khan’s stroppy Celia’

Mail on Sunday

‘Phelps shines as the lead’

Mail on Sunday

‘David Ajao exude relaxed charm as Orlando’

Mail on Sunday

‘A leafy visual spectacular graces the finale’

Mail on Sunday

‘Captures the joy of falling in love’

Mail on Sunday

‘The Forest of Arden has rarely felt more appealing’

The Guardian

‘Lucy Phelps’s Rosalind is the show’s heart and focal point, and a genuinely modern heroine’

The Guardian

‘Phelps is a natural physical comedian, and she winks, shrugs, giggles and wiggles her way into the audience’s affection’

The Guardian

‘Delivered by Sophie Stanton [Jacques] with a sort of nonchalant wisdom, Shakespeare’s most famous speeches suddenly sound new again’

The Guardian

‘A coup de théâtre finale’

Whatsonstage

‘A boisterous performance from Lucy Phelps’

Whatsonstage

‘Sandy Grierson's grotesquely vaudeville Touchstone exploits elements of farcical humour’

Whatsonstage

‘Antony Byrne is typically commanding in the roles of both fraternal Dukes’

Whatsonstage

‘Sophie Khan Levy offers a delightful foil to Phelps' Rosalind’

Whatsonstage

‘Bretta Gerecke's costumes look fabulous’

Whatsonstage

‘Sunny, lively and bubbly’

The Stage

‘Lucy Phelps make an affable, expressive Rosalind… warm and funny’

The Stage

‘David Ajao is a charismatic, swaggering Orlando’

The Stage

‘Kimberley Sykes’ production is studded with song, performed delicately and melodically by Emily Johnstone’

The Stage

‘In one of the production’s most enjoyable sequences, he [Sandy Grierson’s Touchstone] calls upon Tom Dawze’s bashful William to assist in his wooing of Charlotte Arrowsmith’s Audrey through British Sign Language. This three-way exchange is delightful and wittily staged’

The Stage

'Big, bright and loud Shakespearean comedy'

Daily Mail

‘Lucy Phelps is mighty good as Rosalind, with an energetic, hockey sticks vibe…her command of the poetry, the wit - and the room - is something to behold’

Daily Mail

‘Sophie Khan Levy, too, is pure gold as her co-conspirator Celia’

Daily Mail

‘Lucy Phelps’s Rosalind is a lovely, livewire performer’

Evening Standard

‘[Rosalind’s] bond of deep and playful friendship with Sophie Khan Levy’s spirited Celia is a joy’

Evening Standard