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As You Like It

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


Open Age

Thames Reach

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.


Tickets are on a 48hr pre-sale to our Queen’s Angels between Wed 21 Nov | 10am, until Fri 23 Nov | 10am.

Priority booking
Queen’s Angels will receive priority booking for 48 hours.
If you are already a Queen’s Angel, be sure to log-in to your account before trying to select your tickets.
To become a Queen’s Angel, and receive priority booking click here. Add the membership to your basket, before you select your show tickets.

General sale
Remaining tickets will go on general sale from 10am on Fri 23 Nov


Sat 24 - Tue 27 Aug 2019


Sat - Tue | 7pm || Mon | 2pm


£15 (+65p QNew Transformation Fee) | £7.50 Under 18s

Running Time

150 minutes


20 minutes


Main House

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Saturday, 24 August 2019 19:00 Queen's Theatre Book Now
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Tuesday, 27 August 2019 19:00 Queen's Theatre Book Now

Cast + Creatives

Director Douglas Rintoul
Set and Costume Designer Hayley Grindle
Assistant Director Jules Tipton
Public Acts Director for the National Theatre Emily Lim

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