Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch in partnership with the National Theatre present
A musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s
As You Like It
Adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery
Music and lyrics by Shaina Taub
A timeless story of chance encounters
Following triumphant performances of Pericles at the National Theatre in summer 2018, the next Public Acts production, a musical adaptation of As You Like It, heads to Hornchurch.
Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind and niece Ceila, escape to the Forest of Arden, a fantastical place where all are welcomed and embraced. Lost amidst the trees, they find community and acceptance under the stars…
This UK premiere sees more than one hundred community members, professional actors, and performance groups from across London, come together for this magical tale of faithful friends, feuding families and lovers in disguise.
With a score ranging from calypso to pop, Broadway to soul, fall under love’s spell for a landmark moment in the history of Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and London’s summer theatre for 2019, not to be missed!
Public Acts community partners:
Body & Soul
Bromley by Bow Centre
The Faith & Belief Forum
Public Acts is the National Theatre’s new initiative to create extraordinary acts of theatre and community.
Public Acts is inspired by Public Works, the Public Theater’s ground-breaking programme in New York.
Supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Hertz, The Sackler Trust
and Garfield Weston Foundation. The National Theatre’s Partner for Learning is Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Sat 24 - Tue 27 Aug 2019
Sat - Tue | 7pm || Mon | 2pm
£15 (+65p QNew Transformation Fee) | £7.50 Under 18s
|Set and Costume Designer||Hayley Grindle|
|Musical Director||Yshani Perinpanayagam|
|Assistant Director||Jules Tipton|
|Public Acts Director for the National Theatre||Emily Lim|
|Casting Director||Jacob Sparrow|