As You Like It (1992)
by William Shakespeare
In our 1992 production of As You Like It, director Maria Aitken, placed her version as the film set of a Thirties movie, complete with film cameras, crude wind machines and director chairs. With lots of cinematic in-jokes and parody's of storybook England with costumes from a medieval pageant, this was an entirely new re-imagining of the well-known comedy. Many of the cast were members of illustrious theatrical dynasties, including Rex Harrison's granddaughter Cathryn Harrison as Rosalind, Ian Holm's daughter Bette Bourne, with a 'feathered cloake, hook-nose and bouffant hairstyle...sweeping across the stage like a bird of prey' (Evening Standard).