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Geraldine James to star in the RSC’s ”As You Like It”

Geraldine James
Geraldine James
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The Royal Shakespeare Company has revealed that Tony Award nominee Geraldine James (Anne with an E) is set to make her RSC debut in the upcoming production of As You Like It.

James will take on the lead role of Rosalind in Shakespeare’s comedy which has been described in director Omar Elerian’s (Misty) revival as an “ode to young love, old age, and theatre itself.” Complete casting will be announced shortly.

Elerian commented: “I am really excited about starting rehearsals on this intriguing project, which will explore our relation to love, freedom, and the passing of time. I adore working with actors, so to be able to draw on the talent, craft and experience of such exquisite performers such as Geraldine James is a true privilege.”

Joining Elerian in the creative team are designer Ana Inés Jabares Pita, lighting designer Jackie Shemesh and sound designer Elena Peña.

As You Like It will run at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon from 17 June to 5 August, with a press night scheduled for 27 June.

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