Come and see Melbourne’s next generation of acting talent shine in Shakespeare’s romantic comedy set in the transformative Forest of Arden. Come on this playful journey as four couples untangle themselves from love disguised, unrequited, lustful and impulsive to love that celebrates the human spirit and the joy of their new found world.

Cast by audition, 17 talented aspiring actors aged 15 to 18 have worked for ten weeks with director Chrissy Best, assistant director Josephine Bloom, professional actor Kevin Hopkins (appearing as Duke Frederick)fight scene choreographer Felicity Steel and dance choreographer Sue-Ellen Shook to produce a full scale production of AS YOU LIKE IT. Together the ensemble have learnt fundamental acting techniques and the essentials of movement and voice whilst also discovering what it takes to mount a professional theatre production.

WHEN: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th April 2012

WHERE: Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

PRICES: All tickets are $20 each plus a booking fee

BOOK TICKETS: Available online at, by calling 1300 122 344 or at the door.

"Australian Shakespeare Company continue to provide students with not only opportunities to engage physically with Shakespeare’s language through its Young Bard program but entertaining and engaging performances throughout the country. If you have not taken part in a workshop or seen a performance, you should!" Daniel Betty, Director of Programs, Drama Victoria

"Shakespeare was once again brought to life in a manner most befitting the great Bard himself. I cannot commend this production highly enough. Bravehearts looks to be the stomping ground for Australia’s next generation of world-class performers." Heather Bloom, Australian Stage Online, July 2011