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As You Like It programme

Learn more about the joyous, big-hearted comedy As You Like It – one of the Bard's most popular and thematically contemporary plays, and the source of many of his most famous lines.

How wonderful it is to be back on stage – and with such a spectacular show as well.

As You Like It is one of our most hotly anticipated productions and is now three years in the making. This joyful Shakespeare comedy is directed by Simon Phillips, featuring music by Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall, and performed by a cast of brilliant actors and musicians. It is the uplifting night of entertainment we all deserve after lockdown.

It is also an incredible showcase of the technical artistry at MTC, featuring stunning sets and costumes built by our team of specialised artisans right here in Southbank at MTC headquarters.

To see MTC back in action is a very special milestone – for our artists, our Company and our city – and we want to thank you for being in the audience today. Your support has always played a vital role in the Company’s success and never more so than in the past two years.

As we welcome audiences back to Southbank Theatre once again, you’ll continue to see important health and safety measures in place to ensure that everyone feels confident and has an enjoyable time during their visit. These measures, including our new vaccination policy, are an essential part of reopening safely and staying open.

As You Like It may close out the year but Season 2022 is fast approaching and there’s plenty to look forward to. Not only is there a raft of fantastic theatre to fill our calendars but 2022 also brings a new era with the beginning of Anne-Louise Sarks’s tenure as MTC Artistic Director. The future is bright at MTC.

See you at the theatre.


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Virginia Lovett
Executive Director & Co-CEO

Published on 29 July 2021

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