10/04/2014 – 19/04/2014
The banished daughter of a banished father, Rosalind flees the court of her usurping uncle. Disguising herself, and accompanied by her cousin Celia and Touchstone the fool, she escapes to the Forest of Arden. Thus begins a series of encounters with Arden's diverse inhabitants, all of whom hold very different views on life, love and the forest itself. One of Shakespeare's best loved comedies, AS YOU LIKE IT, presented by the Melbourne University Shakespeare Company, wryly exploits and exposes a number of romantic conventions. The Forest of Arden rapidly becomes a complicated backdrop against which Shakespeare poses important questions about love, gender, genre, and performance. "...And all the men and women merely players..."
Rosalind - Dana McMillan Celia - Charlotte Salusinszky Orlando - Declan Mulcahy Touchstone - David Harris Jaques - George Fforde Oliver - Nicholas Langford Phoebe - Seren Oroszvary Silvius & Charles - Sam Howard Corin - John Rice-Whetton Duke Senior & Duke Frederick - Callum McDonald Amiens & Lord 1 - Stephanie Crowe Audrey & Lord 2 - Laura Collins Adam - Arielle Luz Le Beau - Clancy Moore Messenger - Kathryn White William - Jevon Fulbrook Sir Oliver Mar-text - Josiah Lulham
Alexander Thom - Director Danielle Ridgway - Production Manager Natasha King - Stage Manager Thomas Fellowes - Set Designer Blake Condon - Lighting Designer Kelsey Watt - Lighting Designer / Lighting Operator Liam Bellman-Sharpe - Sound Designer Isabella Vadiveloo - Costume Designer Bella Mackey - Sound Operator Billy Exton - Publicity Manager Felicia King - Publicity Designer Jessica Herne - Assistant Stage Manager Vanessa Costanzo - Assistant Stage Manager Matilda Houlihan - Properties Manager