As You Like It To Open With Sienna Miller and Helen McCrory
in DAVID LAN's production of Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT
David Lan, Artistic Director of the Young Vic, will direct Helen McCrory, Sienna Miller, Dominic West and Reece Shearsmith in a new production of Shakespeare's great romantic comedy, As You Like It. Produced at Wyndhams Theatre by Sonia Friedman Productions in association with the Young Vic, As You Like It will preview from 3 June with press night on 21 June. Set and costume designs are by Richard Hudson. Further casting will be announced shortly.
David Lan's production sets As You Like It in late1940's
Rosalind (disguised as a boy) goes into the forest in search of her father and finds Orlando, with whom she is infatuated, also fleeing tyranny. She offers to cure him of his obsession with her. Thus begins Shakespeare's great comedy of young love.
Multi award-winning Helen McCrory, one of the most exciting actresses of her generation, will play Rosalind. Her extensive theatre work includes Five Gold Rings, Platonov and The Triumph of Love for the Almeida, Old Times, Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya and How I Learned to Drive for the Donmar Warehouse, as well as Fuente Ovejuna and The Seagull for The National Theatre and Les Enfants du Paradis for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her film and television work includes Casanova, Enduring Love, Charles II, Carla, The Jury,
Sienna Miller, who will play Celia, was born in
Dominic West, who plays
Reece Shearsmith, who will make his classical stage debut as Jaques, is a quarter of the hugely successful award-winning comedy team The League of Gentlemen. In 2001 he appeared in the
David Lan is Artistic Director of the Young Vic where he has directed many productions including 'Tis Pity She's a Whore and Doctor Faustus (both with Jude Law), The Daughter-in-Law (with Anne- Marie Duff and Paul Hilton) and A Raisin in the Sun which is currently enjoying a huge success at the Lyric Hammersmith before a UK Tour. In 2004 the Young Vic received an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement.
While the Young Vic is being rebuilt the Company is on 'Walkabout'. Their productions this year include David Lan's critically acclaimed A Raisin in the Sun, the hugely successful Simply Heavenly at the Trafalgar Studios, Sleeping Beauty at the Barbican and in