As You Like It , Southwark Playhouse, London

Published 7 years and 3 months ago on The Stage UK

Southwark Playhouse, London: The Forest of Arden is summonsed to the industrial shed of Southwark Playhouse with the mere flutter of a few hundred (or maybe thousand) strips of multi-coloured ticker-tape that are dispensed from buckets over the stage, as required to denote the changing of the seasons. It may well be that director Derek Bond and his designer Emma Bailey are a little over-infatuated with this device, but their otherwise refreshingly uncluttered staging captures the grit and heartache of this tale of banishment and infatuation.

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