‘There’s no news at court, sir, but the old news...' Two Dukes vying for control. Two brothers fighting over their inheritance. Two cousins banished from court, intent on making mischief in disguise. In the Forest of Arden, appearances are deceptive, and four pairs of lovers must negotiate this world of role-play if they are to find their end of ‘true delights’.
Shakespeare’s brilliant comedy of performance comes to the gardens of Selwyn College in a production that explores the play of opposites and the nature of acting in Duke Senior’s pastoral court.
‘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...’