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As You Like It: Open Air Performance

As You Like It: Open Air Performance

TICKETS:* £10.00 - £16.00

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men - with a history stretching back to William Shakespeare himself - invite you to join them this summer for the sparkling comedy, As You Like It.

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.

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.


This performance will be taking place in Yeovil Country Park, directly behind The Octagon Theatre.

Please bring your own low-backed seating. No tables are permitted. Sun hats, sun cream, sunglasses, raincoats and rain hats should all be considered!

Afternoon Tea for two
Pre-order one of our Afternoon Tea boxes for a pre-show picnic.

Enjoy your choice of a selection of freshly prepared finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and preserves, homemade cake and bottle green refreshments, or upgrade your box to include a refreshing glass of prosecco.

Each box is designed for 2 people to share and enjoy.

Standard Afternoon Tea for two: £16
Premium Afternoon Tea with Prosecco for two: £25

(Must be purchased in advance, not available to purchase on the evening. Available to order until  Friday 24 June.)

 Additional information
- Approximate running time : 1 Hour and 30 Minutes (no interval)
- Photos are permitted, but flash photography and filming are prohibited. Please do not move around to take pictures so as not to disrupt the show for the rest of the audience. Any photo’s taken are strictly for personal use only.
- Our performances continue in all but the very worst weather!

Gates open at 6pm

In Advance
Child: £10

Tickets purchased on the day (Wed 29 June 2022)
Child: £11


  • Director Peter Stickney’s take on As You Like It with a seven-strong troupe is refreshing, often very funny and faithful.
    Fringe Review
  • This is a sparkling, delightful, vernally authentic As You Like It. Pure holiday humour. For all outdoor markets, I’d buy this.
    Fringe Review
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