Outdoor theatre: As You Like It

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men invite you to join them this summer for the sparkling comedy, As You Like It. Pack a picnic and a chair or blanket, and come along to a magical evening of entertainment.

  • Booking essential

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.

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.

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.

Pack a picnic to enjoy from 6pm before the performance begins at 7pm.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £18.00
  • Child £11.00
  • Concession £50.00
    Family (2A & 2C)

The basics

Booking details
Call 0333 666 3366
Suitability
Recommended for older children.
Meeting point
This performance will take place on the South Lawn of Kingston Lacy. Gates open from 6pm at Visitor Reception, please wait here to have your tickets checked.
What to bring and wear
Please bring your own seating and wear suitable clothing for weather conditions. Low back chairs and tables are welcome, gazebos and BBQs are not permitted.
Accessibility
Accessible to wheelchair users. If you need to hire a wheelchair or mobility scooter for the evening, please let the property know in advance on 01202 883402.

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