Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ lights up at La Boite
It may have been written in the 17th Century, but Shakespeare’s most joyous comedy As You Like It is a timeless story of love and lust, family feuds and reunions, wit and flamboyancy.
A feast of wrestling and romance, wit and wisdom, cross-dressing and cross-purposes, with a cast of 18 led by Helen Howard, Thomas Larkin, Bryan Probets and Trevor Stuart.
Infectiously humourous, As You Like It centres around the love between Rosalind (Helen Howard) and the younger Orlando (Thomas Larkin), after being cupid-struck at a boxing match. Banished by her uncle, Rosalind disguises herself as a man and seeks refuge in the magical Forest of Arden with her cousin Cecilia. Encountering Orlando once more, a cross-dressed Rosalind teaches him the art of love.
With a beautiful set designed by Renée Mulder, transforming from a blank black canvas to the whimsy of a forest alive with quirky characters, audiences and actors are drawn together in the lively space.
La Boite’s critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s most joyous comedy, As You Like It, must close Saturday 24 March.
“As You Like It is a joyous and earthy cavort … It is infectious and uplifting. The entire production oozes warmth and charm, and the audience is embraced by the luminous glow that emanates from all aspects of this very funny play. This is definitely a La Boite production not to be missed!” – Australian Stage
“Damn good fun, performed to something like perfection … The impeccable casting choices are enhanced by gorgeous design and a marvellous sense of festive fun. Throw in a spectacular wrestling match and literature’s most implausibly happy ending, and you get good theatre, just as you like it” – Brisbane Times
“A show of superlatives…If you’re feeling like a bit of a lift, this is the best show you can see in Brisbane this month. It’s gorgeous … guaranteed to reinvigorate your soul and warm the cockles of your heart” – XS Entertainment
Tickets from $22. Book now on 07 3007 8600 or laboite.com.au