Outdoor Theatre: As You Like It at Holkham Hall
24th August 2022
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men - with a history stretching back to William Shakespeare himself - invite you to join them this summer for the sparkling comedy, As You Like It. One of the UK’s finest touring theatre companies present this great play as Shakespeare first saw it performed - in the open air, by an all male cast and with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance.
Separately, Rosalind and her dear friend Celia, the noble Orlando, and the usurped Duke Senior and his courtiers get banished and set up new lives in the Forest of Arden. Free from the constraints of their former lives lovers tussle, wits and fools spar, familial bonds are challenged, and everyone wrestles with what it really means to be yourself. “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
In exile they become exultant as true love and true identity is found in the forest. This rustic romp packed with music, laughs, cross-dressing confusion and a dash of wrestling will keep you smiling to the last.
“All the world’s a stage!”
Please arrive at the main, north gates entrance in Holkham village and you will be directed to the walled garden to park. Parking is included in your tickets. Gates open at 5.30pm. The performance will take place outside, whatever the weather, so please dress appropriately. You are very welcome to bring a picnic and please also bring your own low-backed seating or rugs with you. We are sorry but umbrellas are not permitted unless you are seated in the back row and dogs other than assistance dogs are not permitted. Please do not leave your dog in your car. The performance lasts approximately 2hrs, including an interval.
Wednesday 24th August 2022
6.30pm – 8.30pm. Gates open 5.45pm
Duration: 2 hours
Adult £17, Child (2-16 yrs) £10, Family (2+2) £48. Under 2s free.