Review: As You Like It, at The Savill Garden

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Experience the magic of summer at this open-air immersive production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It at The Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park

Forget the somewhat soggy weather and the tumultuous post-Brexit wranglings and enjoy a much-needed dose of escapism as you are transported to the magical Forest of Arden, via Windsor, at this immersive open-air production.

Performed by Watch Your Head theatre company, who specialise in exciting and unique theatrical experiences, the action begins on The Savill Garden terrace, before the audience is lead through the gardens as the young and dynamic cast guide you through the tale.

Forget elaborate sets and expensive props, surely there’s nothing more magical than the staggeringly beautiful surroundings of The Savill Garden – part of Windsor Great Park – which provides a simply magical backdrop at every turn.

Nestling under ancient oak trees, sitting on the banks of a beautiful pond, standing in the formal rose gardens, or winding through paths of giant vegetation, each scene unfolds in a different location.

Bursting with energy and wit, music, dance and aerial acrobatics, the choreography is slick and the staging is inspired. A secret Pimms bar awaits at one point, while the final wedding scene is best enjoyed with a pre-ordered picnic ‘wedding breakfast’ from award-winning caterers Leith’s.

Utterly charming and imaginatively knitted together. Thoroughly recommended!

 

 

 

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