As You Like It matured at the RSC


As You Like It is one of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. Omar Elerian, who is directing his first show for the Royal Shakespeare Company, was keen to explore it from a “fresh and new perspective”, so he has cast a company of actors who are mostly over 70.

Two of the actors, 73-year-old Malcolm Sinclair and Maureen Beattie who’s 69, explain what it’s like performing in a company of mature actors and whether there’s still age discrimination in the industry.

As You Like It continues in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford until Saturday 5 August 2023.

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