2009: Michael Boyd production

Katy Stephens and Jonjo O'Neill kiss in As You Like It.

RSC Artistic Director Michael Boyd directed the RSC Ensemble in As You Like It with Katy Stephens as Rosalind and Jonjo O'Neill as Orlando.

The production opened in the Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon in April 2009. In January 2011 it was revived at the Roundhouse, London, before crossing the Atlantic to the Park Avenue Armory, New York as part of our residency at the 2011 Lincoln Center Festival.

As You Like It was choreographed by Struan Leslie and designed by Tom Piper, whose white-panelled wall was compared to an advent calendar opening its doors.

The Guardian commented that the production 'captures the liberating power of love', but also that Boyd brings out the darker, more sombre, side of Shakespeare's play.

Photo by Ellie Kurttz: Katy Stephens and Jonjo O'Neill in Michael Boyd's As You Like It.

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