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As You Like It

SYNOPSIS: Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match. Her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy, she leaves with her cousin Celia and the jester Touchstone, to seek out her father in the Forest of Arden. Here she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, Ganymede, counsels him in the art of love and wooing.

“All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players:

They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts.” - Act 2, Scene 7

This will be The Handlebards’ fourth visit to Malaysia - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, followed by Romeo & Juliet and now – As You Like It! These beautifully British and brazenly bonkers actress will perform their side-splitting production of the Bard’s hilarious tale of two lovers becoming entangled in a beguiling game of love, lust and mistaken identity! Expect a fast paced and irreverent performance, ideal for introducing young audience to the Bard!

“lively, non-stop and irreverent” - Exeunt Magazine (UK)

Show Details:

Venue: KomTAR Auditorium A @ Georgetown

Date: 29 & 30 January, 2018

Time: 8.30pm Monday; 10am Tuesday

Admission: RM60 Economy; RM75 Premium; RM250 Premium Family (4-pax)

(***6% GST will be added to all ticket sales***)

Box Office: (017) 2289 849

The HandleBards are four-strong troupes of cycling actors who carry with them all of the necessary set, props and costume to perform extremely energetic, charmingly chaotic and environmentally sustainable Shakespeare plays across the globe.

Touring since 2013, the HandleBards have clocked-up over 5,000 miles by cycling around the world to perform Shakespeare and are at the forefront of environmentally sustainable theatre, having won the 2014 Sustainable Practice Award at the Edinburgh Fringe. Over the past three years they have performed to over 15,000 audience members in over 100 different venues in Scotland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Wales, India, Zimbabwe, Myanmar and Singapore, as well as their native England. The troupe have been commended by critics and audiences alike for their highly visual and very accessible style of Shakespeare.

Founded in 2000 by Chae Lian & Richard Gardner, Gardner & Wife Theatre is Malaysia's leading arts presenter for international theatre and family-friendly performances. The company is committed to developing Malaysian audiences for the performing arts, and has presented over 50 productions from all over the world including Australia, England, Ireland, Finland, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore and USA.


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