Poltimore : As You Like It

Poltimore House, Exeter, EX4 0AU

Tel: 01392 248938

As You Like It


'I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it'

Sun & Moon Theatre's latest open-air production is an uplifting, wondrous adaptation of Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'. Within the confines of the corporate, tech-obsessed world of the Court, the present is grinding, life is passing by and the future feels bleak. But when Rosalind is abruptly dismissed by her uncle, rather than despair, she and her cousin, Celia seize the opportunity for a fresh start, assuming new identities and embracing the liberty and joy of the Forest of Arden.

Those who venture to the Forest find rejuvenation in this bohemian world, free of the hardships of their former lives. They experience love, transformation and the delight of empowerment, switching off, and 'wasting' time. Fuelled by live music, sharp wit and the giddiness of falling in love, this jubilant ensemble production of 'As You Like It' serves as a reminder to do what you love, abandon stress and remember how to live!

Open air event, weather permitting (inside if wet). Bring chairs and picnics.

Adult - £10
Concession - £8
Children under-5 - Free

'Creative genius ... a magical production' ('Twelfth Night or What You Will' 2017 ☆☆☆☆☆)

'Compassionate and intelligent … inspired' ('Twelfth Night or What You Will' 2017 ☆☆☆☆)

'Beautifully crafted, lively yet deeply thoughtful' ('The Two Gentlemen of Verona' 2016 ☆☆☆☆)

About the company:

Sun & Moon Theatre formed in 2013 and are invested in delighting their audience with joyous and thought-provoking theatre, specialising in Shakespeare, ensemble practice, intensive solo work and working with First Folio scripts. Their previous productions include 'Let's Misbehave: A Midsummer Night's Dream', 'Twelfth Night', 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off: Much Ado About Nothing', 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', 'The Tempest', 'The Sun and the Moon', 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona', 'Shakespeare by the Quay' and 'Twelfth Night (or What You Will)'.

Their previous open-air productions received glowing feedback ranging from 'Shakespeare at its most meaningful and enjoyable', to 'I've got to 50 without understanding Shakespeare but I loved it – fantastic' to 'It made our day' to 'Brilliant performance and music. Can't wait to see the next one!' ('Twelfth Night or What You Will' 2017), 'Wonderful … a joy to watch and a great way to introduce our secondary aged boys to Shakespeare' ('The Two Gentlemen of Verona' 2016), to 'Talented' and 'Brilliant' ('The Tempest' 2015) to 'Highly entertaining … full of warmth and humour' ('A Midsummer Night's Dream' 2014) to 'A wonderfully joyous performance' ('Twelfth Night' 2013).

Shakespeare Magazine published on Sun & Moon Theatre's production of 'Twelfth Night (or What You Will)': 'So good we saw it twice! A life-affirming production of Twelfth Night with some atmospheric music and a resourceful, multi-tasking cast.' '... At the end, clutching futile umbrellas, the cast valiantly performed the song The Rain it Raineth Every Day. It was a truly magnificent Shakespearean moment.'

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£10.00 per ticket
Concession£8.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



Road Directions

Poltimore House is just off the B3181 north of Exeter, signposted Pinhoe and Broadclyst, J29 is the nearest exit from the M5

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