Broadway alums June Watson and Tom Edden join the cast of West End’s As You Like It

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Broadway alums June Watson and Tom Edden join West End cast As you like it

The production directed by Josie Rourke will play @sohoplace.

June Watson and Tom Edden

The full cast has been announced for a new William Shakespeare production As you like it. Beginning performances on December 6, the play will be directed by Josie Rourke (Dangerous relationships, measure for measure) at the West End most recently built theatre, @sohoplace. Opening night will take place on December 14 for a limited time until January 28, 2023.

Joining the cast are Tom Mison (The way of the world) as Touchstone, Allie Daniel (happy meal) like Amiens, Tom Eden (One man, two Guvnors) as Duke Frederick, Dickon Gough (City of Angels) as Charles, Gabriella Leon (Victim) like Audrey, Mary Malone (The prince) as Phoebe, Syakira Moeladi as Hisperia in her professional debut, Nathan Queeley-Dennis (black love) as Silvius, Cal Watson (Think) like Le Beau, June Watson (A dollhouse, part 2, The cripple of Inishmaan) as Adam and Corin, and Ben Wiggins (Antony and Cleopatra) like Oliver.

They join the previously announced Leah Harvey (Foundation, The Wonderful World of Dissocia) as Rosalind, Rose Ayling-Ellis (EastEnders) as Celia in her West End debut, Alfred Enoch (Harry Potter movies, Red West End) as Orlando and nominated for Tony Martha Plimpton (The good wife, Sweat) like James.

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Rourke, who has worked in the West End, Broadway, Off-Broadway and the big screen, leads a creative team that features design by Rob Jones, lighting by howard harrisonsound by John Leonardand the music of Michael Bruce. The production reunites Rourke and Enoch: Enoch played Titus Lartius in Coriolanus at the Donmar warehouse in 2013-14 under the guidance of Rourke.

That of the theater inaugural productiona transfer from New Vic Theatre’s Marvellous, began previews on October 15.

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