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Outdoor Theatre - William Shakespeare - As You Like It - Sunday 14th June -7.30pm

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Caf? on the Rye,

Peckham Rye Common

Strakers Road,


SE15 3UA


Box Office ? 0208 693 9431

Tickets ?14.00 Adults, ?10.00 Concessions

Licensed Bar and BBQ

As You Like It, which features one of Shakespeare?s most famous quotes ?All the world?s a stage and all the men and women merely players? is a firm favourite from the Bard?s formidable repertoire, penned around 1599. It sees love blossom for several couples in the Forest of Arden, where the exiled Duke Ferdinand has fled. His daughter Rosalind and her cousin Celia follow him there, in disguise, Rosalind taking on the persona of a boy, Ganymede. They are accompanied by court jester Touchstone. Ganymede is encountered by Orlando, already lovesick for Rosalind. Shepherds and goatherds also join in the sylvan drama of love, betrayal and mistaken identity.

Between May 30 -September 4 there will be 56 performances of As You Like It at locations from castles and abbeys to National Trust for Scotland properties, Shakespeare?s own Stratford upon Avon and the medieval courtyard of Gloucester?s New Inn, where Shakespeare and his company Lord Chamberlain?s Men are said to have performed themselves.

Says Dyer: ?It will be a colourfully costumed two hour show full of love, laughter and lyricism and engaging characters, featuring songs set to original music ? perfect entertainment for a summer?s evening.?

It will be Dyer?s 11th all-male production in a row for the Players. ?It is of course totally authentic - we are following in the footsteps of Shakespeare?s own Globe Theatre when all roles were taken by men. The Players have built a reputation for strong, all-male shows over the past decade.?

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