See it if you’d love a perfectly cast and performed version of this Shakespeare comedy, in a gorgeous, intimate new theatre you’ll love.
Don't see it if you hate Shakespeare comedies, excellent acting, and leaving the theatre having found a new joy in humanity.
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
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
See it if You love something new
Don't see it if your a huge Shakespeare fan
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
See it if Very watchable, even charming at times.
Don't see it if You hate Shakespeare
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.
See it if You love Shakespeare and diversity
Don't see it if You suck
" ‘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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
" '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."
"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."
"Not a staging to lose your heart to, then; but its sunny intervals offer welcome warmth on a cold night."