Thursday 16 June 2022
7pm – 9.15pm
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men – with a history stretching back to William Shakespeare himself – invite you to join them this summer for the sparkling comedy, As You Like It.
One of the UK’s finest touring theatre companies present this great play as Shakespeare first saw it performed – in the open air, by an all male cast and with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance.
Separately, Rosalind and her dear friend Celia, the noble Orlando, and the usurped Duke Senior and his courtiers get banished and set up new lives in the Forest of Arden. Free from the constraints of their former lives, lovers tussle, wits and fools spar, familial bonds are challenged, and everyone wrestles with what it really means to be yourself.
In exile they become exultant as true love and true identity is found in the forest. This rustic romp packed with music, laughs, cross-dressing confusion and a dash of wrestling will keep you smiling to the last.
Bring a chair and a picnic, and prepare to be entertained and transported. Book early to avoid missing out!
Doors open to theatre ticket holders from 6pm, with the performance commencing from 7pm. For theatre-goers wishing to visit Harewood prior to 6pm on the day of the performance to enjoy the House and gardens*, we are offering a reduced rate entry of £5 per person. Reduced rate tickets are available to purchase upon arrival at Harewood on the day of the performance with a valid theatre ticket.
*Please note, last admission to the House is at 3.30pm, closing at 4pm and access to the gardens closes at 6pm, after which time there will be access to the theatre area only.
You’re welcome to bring along your own picnic and seating, please note, no tables are permitted and we ask that you kindly take all of your litter away with you.
The performance will go ahead whatever the weather! This is an outdoor event, so please come prepared with suitable warm and waterproof clothing or sun cream and sun hats if required.
The performance will take place on the North Lawn, the grassed area opposite the House. Car parking and toilet facilities are located close to the performance area.
Subject to availability, tickets may be available to purchase upon arrival to Harewood on the day of the performance. Take advantage of the pre-booking discount and book your tickets in advance.
Yes, there will be a short 15 minute interval at approx 8pm giving you the opportunity to stretch your legs and use the facilities.