Win tickets to see “As You Like It” @sohoplace

Win one of three pairs of tickets to see Strictly Come Dancing star Rose Ayling-Ellis in Shakespeare’s As You Like It @sohoplace.

The second production at new West End theatre @sohoplace is a winter journey into the Forest of Arden in William Shakespeare’s glorious romantic comedy As You Like It.

This joyous adaptation stars Leah Harvey (Foundation, The Wonderful World of Dissocia) as Rosalind, Rose Ayling-Ellis (EastEnders, Strictly Come Dancing 2021 winner) as Celia making her West End debut, Alfred Enoch (Harry Potter films, Red, West End) as Orlando, Tom Mison (Sleepy Hollow, Watchmen) as Touchstone and Martha Plimpton (The Good Wife, Sweat, West End) in the role of Jaques.

Strictly Come Dancing star Rose Ayling-Ellis

@sohoplace is the first new-build West End theatre in 50 years, located in Soho Place, the first new street name in Soho for 72 years, next to Tottenham Court Road tube station and a 15-18 minute walk from Charing Cross. It features a state-of-the-art auditorium configured ‘in the round’ with perfect sightlines from every seat and wonderful acoustics.
A ground floor bar and restaurant is open throughout the day with pre and post-show sittings, showcasing a contemporary international menu focusing on British produce, a mix of classic and modern cocktails, craft beers, and an expertly curated wine list.

As You Like It will be @sohoplace from 6 December 22 until 28 January 2023.

Visit sohoplace.org for more information and to buy your tickets – from just £25.

How to win 1 of 3 pairs of tickets

Comment below and tell us what is your favourite Shakespeare play or film, and why

There are 3 pairs of tickets available to win!

Prize draw closes 30 November 2022.
Winners will be advised early December 2022.

Terms & conditions: Three winners will each receive a pair of tickets to see As You Like It @sohoplace, valid for Monday to Thursday performances until 19 January 2023, subject to availability. No cash alternative. Travel to the theatre is not included. The prize draw closes on 30 November 2022, winners will be advised early in December 2022.

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35 Responses

  1. I love A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream. I first saw it at Stratford and again in an outdoor production at Newstead Abbey. The productions were totally different but both extremely enjoyable. My granddaughter came with me to Newstead Abbey and it was her first Shakespearean play. I was so happy that she enjoyed it and went on to see many more.

  2. Antony and Cleopatra – I studied it for A level, so know it better than any other Shakespeare play. I like to catch different versions, though not often performed.

  3. Sounds like a brilliant location for a new theatre and very accessible to.
    My favourite Shakespeare play is the Tempest because for today’s viewers it raises interesting questions about sustainability

  4. Othello is my favourite Shakespeare play. I first studied it in the 1960s for A level English Literature and have seen it many times since on stage and screen. Lenny Henry was my favourite Othello. I would love to win this prize and take my wife of 50 years to see this new production.

  5. My favourite Shakespeare Play is The Winter’s Tale. I first saw this with my parents with Judi Dench in the starring role when she was a young actress at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford. I then saw it many years later with Dame Judi Dench again performing. This play is very thought provoking and I find the ending when well performed is very dramatic.
    I do also like As You Like It – it appeals to everyone and is very pleasing to watch.

  6. My somewhat favorite is – Much ado about nothing – because although I’m not a fan of plays with a bit of comedy, this had an intriguing side to it.

  7. Hamlet is my favourite play by Shakespeare because of the complexity of the plot and the complexity especially of the character of Hamlet which can be interpreted in many ways and which gives insight into how our minds work.

  8. My favourite Shakespeare film is Romeo and Juliet with Leonardo Di Caprio and Claire Danes 1996/1997. I enjoyed this modern day version of a classic.

  9. My favourite Shakespeare play is Midsummer Night’s Dream, which I studied at school, a very very long time ago, and did not appreciate at the time. I have now learnt to understand and appreciate it, and would love to see a live performance.

  10. I love The Winter’s Tale. It’s all down to the Bard’s most vivid, yet simple, stage direction: ‘Exit, pursued by a bear’. I imagine Shakespeare grinning as he wrote it.

  11. Midsummer Night’s Dream
    I studied this at school and it’s been my favourite ever since. I have lost count of the number of times I’ve seen it performed

  12. My favourite Shakespeare play is Coriolanus, a play that has everything … action, intrigue, love, and tragedy, as well as being very thought-provoking about the dangers of personal pride being given too much importance.

  13. While there are wonderful memories of As You Like It beginning with Vanessa Redgrave and most recently with a Northern Broadsides touring production I have to say Macbeth has resonated with me since schooldays and there has never been a more stirring performance than at the Young Vic with Ian McKellen and Judi Dench.

  14. Merchant of Venice .
    Venice hasn’t changed , and going is like walking round a living set! It’s like being in a time capsule , you can loose yourself in time , fabulous.

  15. Romeo and Juliet. I’ve seen the play several times, the film and my granddaughter in a school production. So engaging and every time I see it , I’d like the ending to be different!

  16. It would have to be A Midsummer Night’s dream simply because I saw it at Shakespeare’s Globe on London’s Southbank. Despite being a sweltering day, with uncomfortable bench seating, and having the knees of the person behind in my back, it was incredibly special knowing I was watching it in a replica of the venue that Shakespeare wrote his plays for.

  17. Midsummer Nights Dream, it was my first introduction to Shakespeare in my high school days & led to an opening to plays & stories I wouldn’t normally have looked at.50 years on & still enjoying 🤞

  18. The film of Henry 5th with Laurence Olivier many years ago when I was at Grammar School.
    The film of Julius Caesar with Marlon Brando, he did not
    receive the credit he deserved.

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