As You Like It… And I Did!

The set of As You Like It

Whilst in London for my induction with Streetwise, I went to see ‘As You Like It’ at the National Theatre with Teesside’s own Mark Benton… (Who also happens to be one of our patrons!)

The production was fantastic, with some excellent acting and marvellous creativity, particularly in the construction of the set! Half way through, the set magically changed into something completely different, creating a whole new aesthetic for the second half. This contemporary production reimagined Shakespeare’s classic for the modern day, with the ensemble providing a beautiful soundtrack of sound effects and background noises which brought the forest to life.

Fave moment: a bunch of live actors crawling around the stage in woolly jumpers, pretending to be sheep. Remarkably convincing!

Great night out followed by a wonderful walk along London’s finest South Bank! My only regret was that I didn’t visit the roller disco that was next door…