Live screening in Horsham of acclaimed National Theatre production

Rosalie Craig (Rosalind) in As You Like It. Image by Johan Persson
Rosalie Craig (Rosalind) in As You Like It. Image by Johan Persson

Want to enjoy a National Theatre production of a Shakespeare classic but don’t want the hassle of travelling to London?

Then the live streaming at The Capitol Horsham will be perfect later this month.

Polly Findlay’s acclaimed National Theatre production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, will be broadcast live to cinemas around the world from the National’s Olivier Theatre on February 25 at 7pm.

Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the NT for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (The Light Princess, London Road, Macbeth at Manchester International Festival) as Rosalind.

With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden.

There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.

The full cast is Leon Annor, Philip Arditti, Joe Bannister (Orlando), Mark Benton (Strictly Come Dancing as Touchstone), Paul Chahidi (as Jaques), Jonathan Coote, Rosalie Craig, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Fra Fee, Patsy Ferran (as Celia), Hazel Gardner, Patrick Godfrey, Nathan Ives-Moiba, Ellie Kirk, Gemma Lawrence, Siobhán McSweeney, Ken Nwosu, Ekow Quartey, John Ramm, Jay Saighal, Alan Williams and Leo Wringer. The production will have set designs by Lizzie Clachan, costumes by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Jon Clark, music by Orlando Gough, movement by Jonathan Goddard, sound by Carolyn Downing and fight direction by Kate Waters.

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