ONE KICK-ASS COMEDY OF LOVE AND TRANSFORMATION
Auckland Summer Shakespeare presents
AS YOU LIKE IT
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Benjamin Henson.
This summer, the Auckland Summer Shakespeare, continues its more than fifty years of performances with one kick-ass comedy of love and transformation.
As You Like It!
Banished from the constricted court, Rosalind and her cousin/BFF Celia cast off their former lives
and embark on a journey of liberation in the glorious Forest of Arden. Dressed as a boy and a simple shepherdess, there they find the charms of the pastoral life – music thrumming in the distance, campfires aglow, celebrations of poetry awash with music, nature, love.
As Rosalind transforms herself, fizzing within a world of possibilities, we see her fall spectacularly in love with Orlando in the only way Shakespeare knows how – with quick minds, sharp tongues and pounding hearts.
Shakespeare’s captivating comedy is shaken up with an injection of music-festival sunshine; bursting with heart, freedom and razor-sharp wit.
Award winning director Benjamin Henson returns to AUSA Outdoor Summer Shakespeare to celebrate the return to its Clock Tower venue after a hugely successful Tempest at the Pop-Up Globe.
Bringing Glastonbury to Auckland, with a stellar cast and live music, this blisteringly vibrant production is the must-see summer event!