As You Like It (2012): Custom/Practice
PrAs You Like It (2012)
PRINCIPAL CAST: Frederick Gray (Jaques); Rebecca Loudon (Rosalind); Lorenzo Martelli (Touchstone); Oliver Mott (Orlando); Olivia Scott-Taylor (Celia).
This production ran from 27 April - 19 May 2012 at the Lion and Unicorn in London. Production information from Theatre Record; may be incomplete.
"After a few initial stumbles, the cast find their feet in Shakespeare's pastoral comedy about a group of young people who somehow manage to combine being banished into exile with falling in love. The untiring cast maintain momentum throughout. Olivia Scott-Taylor's exuberant Celia very nearly upstages her best friend and fellow exile, principal girl Rosalind, played by Rebecca Loudon. Scott-Taylor speaks Shakespearean English as if it were her mother tongue. But Loudon also grows into her role, ultimately exuding all the confidence necessary of the strong-minded cross-dressing lead. The stand-out performance comes from James Hayward, who plays three different parts with attentive focus and faultless speech throughout." ~ Grace Holliday, Time Out London, 10 May 2012, in Theatre Record 2012, Issue 9