|Hedydd Dylan as Rosalind and Alex Felton as Orlando|
Last Night we went to Theatre Clwyd to see perhaps the easiest of all Shakespeare's romps to understand...Terry Hand's production of As You Like It.
Now Shakespeare isn't quite my cup of tea, but apart from some painful overacting from the obese actor playing Touchstone, I absolutely loved this version of the play.
My enjoyment was primarily down to the Welsh actress, Hedydd Dylan who played Rosalind , for it was her faultless delivery and timing that most impressed me and the audience. Indeed,in the second act, when she turned on the selfish shepherdess Phoebe with the line "Sell while you can... you are not for all markets" the place was in uproar.
I was equally impressed with Philip Bretherton who played the melencholey Jaques,,,for me it is his character that has the lion's share of the most moving lines "sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste sans everything!"
A cracking description of the seventh age of man.
|Phillip Bretherton (far left) with the cast|