A modern re-working of the classic Shakespearean play which contrasts the high finance world of the city with the cardboard jungle of the down and outs on London's streets. Rosalind is forced out of her wealthy home into the forest of Arden, where survival on the streets is hinged on her disguise as a boy. Betrayed and rejected by those she loves, she is followed by Orlando her lover, but in order to test his love she maintains her disguise and the two pit their wits against the dangers of street life and re-find love.
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Disguised as a boy, Rosalind (Emma Croft) escapes from the plotting and whispering at the court of the Duke to the Forest of Arden, the urban wasteland where the exiled good Duke lives with his court of drop-outs by camp fires and in polythene tents. In this wilderness, where no-one is quite what they appear and everything is a reflection of something else, Rosalind can witness and test Orlandos love.
The ironic commentary by Jacques (James Fox) and the comical antics of Touchstone (Griff Rhys Jones) act as a counterpoint to the central story of true love tested and triumphant. Shakespeares comedy, written 400 years ago, is as modern as ever in this superb new adaptation in the original language.