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As You Like It

  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens 730 Great Western Road Glasgow, Scotland, G12 0UE United Kingdom (map)

“Love is merely a madness and, I tell you, deserves as well a dark house and a whip as madmen do; and the reason why they are not so punished and cured is that the lunacy is so ordinary that the whippers are in love too.”

Trapped in a brutal regime - her father banished by his own brother - the first sparks of romance snuffed out - Rosalind is struggling to deal with life and her place in the world. Then she too is banished and a journey to liberation begins.

In the Forest of Arden, a host of colourful characters are in search of their true selves – and true love. A cross-dressing heroine, alternative lifestyles, a flamboyant fool and some very dodgy poetry combine in a riotous exploration of romance and identity. Will love conquer all or is it “merely a madness”?

Shakespeare’s most romantic comedy makes a welcome return to Bard in the Botanics in this brand new production. Full of warmth, wit and a very modern approach to love, this is the perfect treat for a summer’s evening.

Please note that this is an outdoor performance, subject to cancellation in the event of adverse weather. Seating is not provided for this performance - stools are available for hire or audiences may bring their own seating.


Stephen Arden – Actor playing Oliver & Amiens

Gordon Barr – Director

Shelby Lynn Bias – Actor playing Phebe

Rebecca Clark - Assistant Director

Charlie Clee – Actor playing Orlando

Emma Clifton - Wardrobe Supervisor

Nicole Cooper – Actor playing Jaques

Heather Currie - Wardrobe Assistant

Robert Elkin – Actor playing Touchstone

Suzie Goldberg – Stage Manager

Robin Hellier – Fight Director

Carys Hobbs - Designer

Eklavey Kashyap – Actor playing Adam

Anne Klein – Actor playing Silvia

Simon Lembcke – Actor playing Charles & Andrey

Kirsty McDuff – Actor playing Celia

Stephanie McGregor – Choreographer & Actor playing Rosalind

Sam Ramsay – Production Manager

Siobhan Randle - Wardrobe Supervisor

Alan Steele – Actor playing Duke Frederick, Duke Senior & Sir Oliver Martext

Babette Wickham-Riddick – Deputy Stage Manager



Directed by Gordon Barr

Wed 26th & Thurs 27th June 7.45 p.m.
(Preview tickets: £15)

Fri 28th June – Sat 13th July 7.45 p.m.
(no performances on Sundays or Mondays)

Venue: Main Botanic Gardens
£21 / £17 Concession / £15 Disabled / £10 Equity members / £10 Under-18’s

£13 Tuesdays – All tickets £13 on Tuesday performances

Box Office: 0141 429 0022

Earlier Event: July 12
Edward II
Later Event: June 27
Henry V