Ah, the Globe. One of my favourite ever theatres; as I’m sure you’ve realised by now I do have a fondness for ol’ Billy Shakes, but I think the Globe has an energy and an atmosphere unlike any other theatre in London (possibly the world). Also £5 standing tickets are the best views in the house and LITERALLY CHEAPER THAN THE PROGRAMME COST FOR BC’S HAMLET.
As You Like It is one of my absolute favourite Shakespeare plays. It’s got everything you could possibly want from the Bard: cross-dressing, songs, dances, and there’s even a lion. I saw a cracking version at Shakespeare’s Globe last summer, which was everything As You Like It should be, but this production is very different. Where the Globe’s production was a full-blow summer romp, Polly Findlay’s Arden is far bleaker, but nevertheless there is still a real warmth to the production; mainly due to the astonishing set design.