Shakespeare In The Garden : As You Like It

Shakespeare In The Garden : As You Like It

Shakespeare In The Garden : As You Like It

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Friday - SOLD OUT.

One of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies.
This performance will be held on the front lawn – bring a picnic and enjoy an early evening show suitable for all the family.

Friday 27 July - SOLD OUT

Saturday 28 July : 6.30pm

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Suitable for all the family. Under 6's free.

Praise For The Company

As You Like It tells the story of Rosalind and Celia who have left the Duke’s court for the Forest of Arden.  Also seeking refuge there are the lovestruck Orlando and the usurped old Duke, and his band of exiles.

Love will bloom amongst the boughs in this family friendly production full of sparkling wit, chaos and confusion. In the forest of no rules people do as they choose…

One of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies,  there’s enough cross dressing, mistaken identity, music and true love to warm even the coolest Scottish summer evening!

This fabulous production flies to The Swallow Theatre before the company will continue to Edinburgh. Boasting rave reviews from last year’s Edinburgh Fringe offering, ‘The Tempest, ‘ C theatre promise the evening’s entertainment is sure to be memorable.

This performance will be held in the gardens of The Swallow Theatre – come rain or shine!

Please bring camping chair or rug / warm clothing / waterproofs / suncream / insect repellent / picnic.

A range of hot and cold, alcoholic and soft drinks are available for sale at the theatre.


Our company has a major female presence and As You Like It ​has​ major female  roles, a very welcome change for actors and audiences alike.  The pompous and disconnected court is certainly a concept modern audiences can get their heads around and the freedom and jollity of the forest is an aspiration for many.

As You Like It is full of charm and wisdom with some appealingly recognisable language and sayings, stacks of comedy and heart-warming love.

With great difficulty!  Our main aim when mounting our Shakespeare plays is to make them accessible and understandable to as diverse an audience as possible. With this is mind we are able to simplify some of the more flowery descriptions and comparisons with trimming which in turn speeds up the action considerably. We have tried to keep all of the very famous sections and clipped away the rest!

Fun, relaxed, un-stuffy! They should have a twinkle of the eye and big beating heart.

Edinburgh fringe festival is a big unwieldy beast! No sleep, over stimulation and a great big wallop to one’s bank balance…we love it! The audiences are warm and friendly (which helps on the chillier evenings), the atmosphere is charged and the conversation provoked by live theatre/performance sets us up for the year!

We are very much excited to be stopping off at The Swallow Theatre first, we hope it will go down a storm!

Fringe theatre is a very difficult sell to actors and creatives alike, it isn’t well paid, it is extremely time consuming and it requires huge commitment. However, when a person commits it is because of passion.

We are blessed to have 10 incredibly passionate and talented actors working on this project. All of them work as actors on a day to day basis and have been cramming in rehearsals around huge commitments. The energy that they bring is overwhelming and the talent displayed is exciting and enriching.

A couple of us have worked on ‘Shakespeare in the Garden’ before and have been so intoxicated by the experience and the reactions of audience that we were powerless to resist again….can one ever have ‘too much of a good thing’ (act IV sc 1).