“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