Thursday, 1 March 2012

Cygnet New Theatre Productions: 'As You Like it' 16-18 & 21-25 February

Celia and Rosalind (Lucy Theobald and Tessa Gaukroger)


Touchstone (Matthew Neighbour)


Introducing a wrestling match
Le Beau (Hannah Brooks)


The challenger introduces himself -
Orlando (Scott Goodaire)
under the watchful eye of Duke Frederick (Sam Burns)


Warm-up
Charles the wrestler (Joe Thurston)


Face-off


Advantage Charles


Painful


The tables are turned


The Duke congratulates the victor


Rosalind presents him with a locket


Rosalind is sent into exile by her uncle - the Duke


Also in exile in the woods -
Duke Senior (Joe Thurston)


And one of his followers -
Amiens (Louisa Wilde)


The Duke's daughter Celia has gone with Rosalind
The duke orders a thorough search
Officer: Jason Phelps


Amiens is joined by Jaques (Sam Burns)
- a melancholy fellow


- and cheers him up with a song
(incredible singing by Louisa Wilde!)


Orlando demands food with menaces
(The woodland folk see him right, and there's no violence)


Jaques (Sam Burns) declaims
- the seven ages of man


Touchstone has a new friend
Corin the shepherd (Tessa Corob Cook)


Rosalind is disguised as a man (Ganymede)
Orlando doesn't recognise her


Touchstone has fallen in love
- with Audrey (Louisa Wilde)


They think it will be wonderful to get married


What does the vicar think?
Sir Oliver Mar-Text (Jason Phelps)


He'll do it!


Cousins Rosalind and Celia wonder what to do for the best


Unrequited love -
Phoebe (Hannah Brooks) is loved by
Sylvius (Sorrel Meechan)


But Phoebe has fallen for another 'man' - Ganymede!


- who tries to bring them together


Phoebe still dreams of Ganymede


Cue for a rousing song!


Sylvius delivers Phoebe's letter of rejection


What's the idea?


Orlando's evil brother Oliver (Jason Phelps)
appears in the forest with a tale of being rescued
by his heroic brother Orlando
- That's his blood on the handkerchief . . .


It's all too much for Rosalind


Audrey remembers she has another boyfriend


- William (Joe Thurston).
Touchstone sees him off with threats


Exit William


Touchstone regales the woodland folk


- who are greatly amused


The Woodland Orchestra


- welcomes the happy couples


A happy tableau of young love
(Touchstone gives his trademark 'pistol-shot')


Rosalind (Tessa Gaukroger)
delivers the epilogue


A sweet homily


The End


The Full Cast
Jason Phelps, Sam Burns, Louisa Wilde, Lucy Theobald,
Matthew Neighbour, Tessa Gaukroger, Scott Goodaire,
Hannah Brooks, Joe Thurston, Tessa Corob Cook,
Sorrel Meechan

No comments:

Post a Comment