Presented by AUSA Outdoor Summer Shakespeare
Directed by Benjamin Henson
Banished from the constricted court, Rosalind and her cousin/best friend Celia cast off their former lives and embark on a journey of liberation in the glorious Forest of Arden. Dressed as a boy and a simple shepherdess, there they find the charms of the pastoral life – music thrumming in the distance, campfires aglow, celebrations of poetry awash with music, nature, love.
As Rosalind transforms herself, fizzing within a world of possibilities, we see her fall spectacularly in love with Orlando in the only way Shakespeare knows how – with quick minds, sharp tongues and pounding hearts.
Running time: 2 hours + interval
Tuesday 14th February
Beneath the Auckland University Clock Tower, 22 Princes St, Auckland