This summer, the Auckland Summer Shakespeare, continues its more than fifty years of performances with one kick-ass comedy of love and transformation.
As You Like It!
Banished from the constricted court, Rosalind and her cousin/BFF Celia cast off their former lives and embark on a journey of liberation in the glorious Forest of Arden. Dressed as a boy and a simple shepherdess, there they find the charms of the pastoral life - music thrumming in the distance, campfires aglow, celebrations of poetry awash with music, nature,love.
As Rosalind transforms herself, fizzing within a world of possibilities, we see her fall spectacularly in love with Orlando in the only way Shakespeare knows how - with quick minds, sharp tongues and pounding hearts.
Shakespeare’s captivating comedy is shaken up with an injection of music - festival sunshine; bursting with heart, freedom and razor-sharp wit.
Award winning director Benjamin Henson returns to AUSA Outdoor Summer Shakespeare to celebrate the return to its Clock Tower venue after a hugely successful Tempest starring Lisa Harrow.
Bringing Glastonbury to Auckland, with a stellar cast and live music, this blisteringly vibrant production is the must-see summer event!
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