Follow Us on Twitter

Images released of the cast rehearsing As You Like It at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Open Air Theatre

Casting news

IMAGES have been released of the cast rehearing As You Like It. To view them, click here.

Previously Posted: Casting has been announced for As You Like It, which runs at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre from July 6 to July 28, 2018.

Olivia Vinall and Edward Hogg take the roles of Rosalind and Orlando, with Keziah Joseph and Beruce Khan as Celia and Oliver, Danny Kirrane as Touchstone and Maureen Beattie as Jaques.

With original music by former ‘Noah and Whale’ frontman Charlie Fink, also joining the cast are Amy Booth-Steel (Audrey/Singer), Me’sha Bryan (Amiens/Singer), Joanne McGuinness (Phoebe/Singer), Jacade Simpson (Silvius/Singer), Jack Beale (Le Beau/Actor Musician) and Silas Wyatt-Barke (William/Actor Musician).

Completing the cast are: Simon Armstrong (Duke Fredrick/Duke Senior), Gary Lilburn (Adam/Martext), Kristian Phillips (Charles the Wrestler/Jaques De Boys) and John Stahl (Corin).

Olivia Vinall recently played the dual roles of Laura Fairlie and Anne Catherick in BBC1’s new adaptation of The Woman in White. She has also appeared on television in Maigret and Apple Tree Yard.

Her theatre credits include The Chekhov Trilogy (Chichester Festival Theatre/National Theatre) in the roles of Nina (The Seagull), Sofya (Platonov) and Sasha (Ivanov); and Hilary in The Hard Problem, Cordelia in King Lear and Desdemona in Othello (National Theatre).

Edward Hogg recently appeared as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare’s Globe, where he has also appeared in The God of Soho, Measure for Measure, The Tempest and The Storm. Other credits include Our Class, The Pillowman (National Theatre); Pictures from an Exhibition, Our Country’s Good (Young Vic); Rock ‘n’ Roll (Royal Court/Duke of Yorks Theatre) and King Lear (RSC).

His screen credits include Once Upon a Time in Warsaw, Adult Life Skills, Mary Queen of Scots, The Comedian and White Lightnin’ (film); Harlots, Taboo, Indian Summers and Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (TV).

Keziah Joseph recently played Mowgli in The Jungle Book (UK Tour). Her previous theatre credits include Kanye the First (HighTide Tour) and Silver Lining (Rose Theatre, Kingston).

Beruce Khan previously appeared at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in Henry V. His other recent credits include Feste in Twelfth Night and John Forster/Young Marley in A Christmas Carol (RSC); Hamlet (Shakespeare’s Globe International Tour); Romeo and Juliet, What You Will: Pop Up Shakespeare (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Madness of George III, The History Boys (UK Tour) and The Black Album (National Theatre).

Danny Kirrane previously appeared in A Little Hotel on the Side (Theatre Royal Bath); Three Sisters (Young Vic); Boys, Romeo and Juliet (Headlong); The History Boys (National Theatre) and Jerusalem (Royal Court/Apollo Theatre/Broadway). His screen work includes Poldark, Game of Thrones, Wasted, Doctor Thorne and New Blood (TV); Peterloo, directed by Mike Leigh, and Pirates of the Caribbean (film).

Maureen Beattie has appeared extensively at the RSC, including The Histories, Titus Andronicus and Macbeth, and recently appeared in The Ferryman (Gielgud Theatre), Yerma (Young Vic) and Neaptide (National Theatre). She also appeared in The Cherry Orchard and Max Webster’s production of The Winter’s Tale (Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh).

In the mythical Forest of Arden, a world of transformation where anything is possible and anything permissible, two young people discover what it really means to be in love. This warm, open-hearted production promises adventure, sibling rivalry, mistaken identity and romance – Shakespeare comedy as you like it.

As You Like It is directed by Max Webster, with design by Naomi Dawson. Movement direction is by Polly Bennett, original music composed by Charlie Fink, lighting design by Lee Curran, sound design by Gareth Fry, casting by Lotte Hines and musical direction and arrangements by Phil Bateman. The Season Associate Director (Voice and Text) is Barbara Houseman.

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s 2018 Season.