Meet the cast of Shakespeare in the Garden - As You Like It


Summer is here and Shakespeare in the Garden has returned to Fuller's pubs up and down the country. Meet the cast of this year's classic performance of As You Like It. 

Open Bar have already kicked off with their interpretation of Love's Labour's Lost. Next up, starting on 26 July is their classic performance of As You Like It - you will gasp at the spectacle, laugh til your sides hurt and be humming the tunes for weeks afterwards. 

About As You Like It

Run away with Rosalind and Celia as the Forest of Arden quite literally lands in your local pub garden this summer with Open Bar's production of As You Like It. Rosalind escapes her vicious uncle, dresses as a boy (because this is Shakespeare after all) and heads for the forest. There she meets a group of shepherds, and the boy she loves who also happens to be on the run from her uncle.

It may look fresh out of Shakespeare’s day, but Open Bar makes sure it’s as relevant as ever, with original songs to help you follow the plot and six actors leaping around our two-storey set, what more could you ask for?! Oh yes, a pint in your hand and a friend by your side! 

Tickets are now on sale


Meet The Cast


Back for his fifth Open Bar tour is Thomas Judd. He will be playing Orlando De Boys and Corin (an old shepherd). 

Thomas is most looking forward to…

‘The people, the laughter, the audience banter, the food and drink, the road trips and the sheer, giddy exultation that accompanies live theatre in pubs. Can you tell that I'm excited?'


Two shiny new additions to Open Bar are Laura Smithers (left) and Tianna Arnold (right). Laura is playing Celia and Old Adam and is most looking forward to...

'Seeing friends I haven't seen in over a year. Trying to bring a laugh to friends, family and all at the Fuller's pubs, with a cheeky glass...or five... and the long lost sun.'

Tianna is playing Rosalind (our heroine and the daughter of the banished Duke Frederick and is most looking forward to...

'Sharing the experience with a live audience, the fun, the laughter and the buzzing feeling after every show.'


The next cast member returning to Fuller's pub gardens with Open Bar is Darrel Bailey. Darrel will be playing Duke Frederick (the usurping Duke), Duke Senior (the banished Duke) and Silvius (a young shepherd). He's most looking forward to...

'Burgers - um, I mean... the performances!'


Another actor joining Open Bar for the first time is Emily Carding, who will be playing Jacques (a melancholy lord) and Oliver de Boys. Emily is most looking forward to...

'After a year of Shakespeare on Zoom, I am overwhelmed with excitement at the thought of finally getting to speak these words heart to heart with an audience again.'


And last but not least is Vicky Gaskin. Back for her sixth year with Open Bar, she will play Touchstone (the clown) and Phebe (a shepherdess). Vicky is most looking forward to...

'All. The. People!!!'


Tickets this year's Shakespeare in the Garden performances are nearly sold out. We recommend securing your tickets as soon as possible. You can find out more about the performances, Open Bar and what to expect in our latest blog post.

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