As You Like It

Malcolm X Community Centre

Key Information
  • Dates Thu 09 Feb 2023 - Sat 11 Feb 2023
  • Location Malcolm X Community Centre
  • Tickets

    £16 Pay It Forward
    £12 Full Price
    £10 Open Concession
    £8.50 Schools Rate

"We that are true lovers run into strange capers"

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Katie Bonna
Assistant Directors Daniel Preciado & Monica Silkenas
Set Designer Chen Chen
Costume Designer Yifan Zhang

Mischief, magic, lovers and fools. Enjoy twice the fun this spring with two of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies reimagined for new audiences.

Banished by her power-hungry uncle, a disguised Rosalind – and her cousin Celia – find solace in the Forest of Arden, which is occupied by a bohemian community of New Age Travellers led by Rosalind’s father, Duke Senior. The forest provides a magical playground for self-exploration and transformation, where its inhabitants are liberated from an establishment intent on cracking down on free parties and rave culture.

Set against a backdrop of post-Thatcherism and accompanied by a throbbing acid house soundtrack, Shakespeare’s poetic and punchy ode to love and identity is transformed by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Suitable for ages 13+


Orlando Noah Lukehurst
Oliver/Sir Oliver Martext/Duke Senior’s 1st Lord Jamie Murphy
Adam/Hymen Tumi Olufawo
Rosalind Alyssa Thabisile Sibanda
Celia Isobel Twist
Touchstone Roux Waite
Duke Frederick/Duke Senior’s 2nd Lord Nuhazet Diaz Cano
Corin Kenan Vurgun
Duke Senior Jesse Cescatti-McFarlane
Audrey/Charles Nadia Kamalli
Le Beau/Amiens Olivia Hemmati
Jacques Joseph Stanley
Phoebe/Duke Frederick’s 1st Lord Arabella Smith-James
Silvius Fletcher Garrard

Creative & Technical

Directed by Katie Bonna
Assistant Directors Daniel Preciado & Monica Silkenas
Set Designer Chen Chen
Costume Designer Yifan Zhang
Voice & Dialect Coach Joe Leat*
Assistant Voice & Dialect Coach Anthony Yammine
Production Manger Steve O’Brien*
Assistant Production Manager Maisy Harbert
Stage Manager Hannah Lipton
DSM Lara-Louise Jones
ASM Tom Barge
LX Designer Ziva Bucer
Production LX Ziva Bucer, Tom Barge
LX Op Ziva Bucer
Sound Op Lara-Louise Jones
Prop Making Supervisor Lola O’Donoghue
Prop Makers Emily South
Construction Manager Jude Fullwood with support from Lewis Bamford
Construction Assistants Ziva Bucer, Jocelyn Chen, Jacob Clear, Tommy Karolyi, Muir McFadden, Lisa Viel-Vigneron
Costume Supervisor Bethany Boldero
Costume Assistants Ava Harker, Bessy Mo, Lasya Purohoit, Rosie Gayner
Costume Makers Arthur Wyatt, Charly Riddett, Jo Kenney, Kim White

Venue Accessibility

The venue is fully accessible to wheelchair users, including an accessible toilet. For further details please click here.

Training at BOVTS set me up with the skillset, confidence and connections for the career I now have as a freelance theatre designer. Max Johns, MA Performance Design Alumni