The Southsea Shakespeare Actors tonight open their production of 'As You Like It', transporting the audience into the swinging sixties for their version of Shakespeare's classic comedy.
In the show, staged at the Station Theatre, Hayling Island, main characters, Rosalind and Orlando, are leaving tradition, rules and tyrannical relatives behind to look for freedom, peace and - most importantly - love in the Forest of Arden.
As the company state in their description of the piece: "Turn on, tune in, drop out and join us in the Summer of Love for one of Shakespeare's most popular pastoral comedies, featuring a host of fantastic characters; an almost magical forest; a soundtrack straight out of Woodstock and much, much more..."
I guess we'll have to wait and see why the forest is "almost" magical!
Directed by Ellen Giddey and Paula Bartlett, and featuring Amy Barlow, Andy Perez and Rob Bartlett in the principal cast, the play is highly recommended and advance booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment this week.
'As You Like It' runs nightly from tonight until the 12th November 2016, with all performances beginning at 7:30pm. It should be noted there is no matinée performance for this play. Link to the online box office below.