As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance with cross-dressing and love-notes, poetry and brilliant conversation, gentle satire, slapstick and passion.
The director of the 2011 version of As You Like It loved the play so much that she named her daughter after Shakespeare’s eponymous heroine, Rosalind! Performed open air with the castle walls as a backdrop the play was a perfect choice, transporting the audience into the magical woodland setting of the Forest of Arden.
‘My wife & I love Guildburys at Farnham Castle. They act with such passion and commitment. We always sit in the front row as I like to see their eyes and faces. I get drawn in to the play. I am not learned in Shakespeare and do not profess to understand all of the text but the passion, power and delivery of the story draws me in so that I laugh and cry until the end. Above all Guildburys do not let the weather diminish their performance, in fact they utilise it to enhance the story. We will continue to see Guildburys at Farnham for as long as we are able.’
Mr P Adams. 2011 Audience survey
Prize draw to win champagne and tickets to this show was won by Mrs K Hayes
July 13 – 16 2011
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