As You Like It (@sohoplace)
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As You Like It (@sohoplace)
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As You Like It (@sohoplace) London Reviews and Tickets

81%
(29 Reviews)
Positive
90%
Mixed
3%
Negative
7%
Members say
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Absorbing, Enchanting

About the Show

Olivier Award-nominated Josie Rourke directs William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.

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Member Reviews (29)

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117 Reviews | 8 Followers
72
Funny, Confusing, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want a Shakespearian production with good acting and good use of music. Great use of integrating sign language

Don't see it if You want a traditional Shakespearian production

104 Reviews | 11 Followers
73
Delightful, Funny, Romantic

See it if you like re-imagined Shakespeare- filled with wit and charm. The pianist on stage was a nice touch.

Don't see it if you prefer a more traditional presentation of Shakespeare. Read more

74 Reviews | 6 Followers
80
Great singing, Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love something new

Don't see it if your a huge Shakespeare fan

40 Reviews | 18 Followers
75
Quirky, Slow, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like quirky Shakespeare! Much to love even for folks new to the bard

Don't see it if You are bored easily — it’s very intelligent and fun but very slow and long

28 Reviews | 2 Followers
100
Lovely piano, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if You want love, laughter and joy. Appreciate diversity in a cheeky Shakespeare way which is well presented without over political correctness

Don't see it if You are strongly sensitive to the smell from aromatic candles. You'd better ask 'left' side seat as the aroma goes towards the behind piano.

28 Reviews | 0 Followers
40
Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite, Confusing

See it if you like Shakeaspeare

Don't see it if you don’t know much about Shakeaspeare play’s

24 Reviews | 5 Followers
76
Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Very watchable, even charming at times.

Don't see it if You hate Shakespeare

24 Reviews | 1 Follower
80
Great staging, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You are keen on Shakespeare and plays with olde words! Fabulous, intimate theatre and great staging.

Don't see it if You cannot sit for too long!

Critic Reviews (11)

Time Out London
December 15th, 2022

" ‘As You Like It’ is a pretty weird play...Rourke’s production sacrifices a certain amount of clarity for in-the-moment entertainment. But I think that’s forgivable, especially when it looks and sounds as good as this."
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The London Evening Standard
December 15th, 2022

"The atmosphere of Rourke’s production is autumnal. 'As You Like It' celebrates a retreat into sunlit rural simplicity, but there are as many references to frost as to spring in the text."
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The Telegraph (UK)
December 15th, 2022

"Josie Rourke’s staging of As You Like It, @sohoplace, demonstrates just how well suited this hip and happening upstart is to classical-theatrical revels."
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The Guardian (UK)
December 15th, 2022

"The speeches of love, friendship and loyalty between characters come with the physicality and intimacy of British Sign Language, as central to the drama as music and song."
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The Times (UK)
December 15th, 2022

"It’s a richly atmospheric setting for Shakespeare, generating the degree of intimacy that the Globe, with its relentlessly arch approach, seldom achieves nowadays, alas."
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WhatsOnStage
December 15th, 2022

" 'As You Like It' is the first new production to come to @sohoplace, and it graces the space with its fresh approach. New thoughts for a new theatre feel like a good place to end the year."
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London Theatre
December 16th, 2022

"If you’re seeking an Arden of verdant delights for your festive outing, accessibly performed by a charismatic company, you’ll certainly find it here."
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The Stage (UK)
December 15th, 2022

"Not a staging to lose your heart to, then; but its sunny intervals offer welcome warmth on a cold night."
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