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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 Celia, 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

Queen’s Community Group

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 and Garfield Weston Foundation.

The National Theatre’s Partner for Learning is Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

As You Like It is presented by arrangement with The Musical Company, LP, 229 W. 28 Street, New York, NY 10001. Phone: (212) 598‐2204. Email:



Sat 24 - Tue 27 Aug 2019


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


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

Running Time

95 Minutes


No Interval

Access Details

All performances will be live audio descri‎bed and live captioned.
Captioning will be available in any seat from row C backwards.
If you require the audio description please call the Box Office on 01708 443333 to reserve a headset.


Main House

Cast + Creatives

Director Douglas Rintoul
Set and Costume Designer Hayley Grindle
Musical Director Yshani Perinpanayagam
Sound Designer Leigh Davies
Lighting Designer Paul Anderson
Choreography and Movement Sundeep Saini
Assistant Director Jules Tipton
Executive Producer Mathew Russell
Public Acts Director for the National Theatre Emily Lim
Casting Director Jacob Sparrow

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