As You Like It at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in rehearsals

Max Webster directs the new production of Shakespeare’s classic copse-set caper

Olivia Vinall and Edward Hogg
Olivia Vinall and Edward Hogg
© Jane Hobson

Photos have been released offering a first look at the company of As You Like It in rehearsals ahead of the show's opening at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.

Directed by Max Webster (The Lorax), Shakespeare's classic comedy follows a series of lovers with entanglements in the forest of Arden.

Olivia Vinall and Edward Hogg take the roles of Rosalind and Orlando, with Keziah Joseph and Beruce Khan in the roles of Celia and Oliver. Danny Kirrane plays Touchstone with Maureen Beattie as Jaques.

The cast is completed by Amy Booth-Steel, Me'sha Bryan, Joanne McGuinness, Jacade Simpson, Jack Beale, Silas Wyatt-Barke, Simon Armstrong, Gary Lilburn, Kristian Phillips and John Stahl.

The production reunites director Max Webster with Noah and the Whale frontman Charlie Fink after their five-star production of The Lorax at the Old Vic. The design is by Naomi Dawson, with movement direction is by Polly Bennett, lighting design by Lee Curran, sound design by Gareth Fry, casting by Lotte Hines and musical direction and arrangements by Phil Bateman.