Josie Rourke, the former artistic director of the Bush and Donmar, has just been announced as the director of the NT’s upcoming revival of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa, but first she returns to the stage with the first in-house production at the West End’s new build theatre, @sohoplace. As You Like It is a play flecked with joy as hard winter gives way to a springtime for the heart. This version has a cracking cast led by Leah Harvey as Rosalind, Strictly Come Dancing winner Rose Ayling-Ellis as Celia, Alfred Enoch as Orlando and the delicious Martha Plimpton as Jacques.
For the second production @sohoplace, the first new build West End theatre to open in 50 years, comes a joyous adaptation directed by Olivier Award nominated Josie Rourke. Starring Leah Harvey (Foundation, The Wonderful World of Dissocia) as Rosalind, Rose Ayling-Ellis (EastEnders, Strictly Come Dancing 2021 winner) making her West End debut as Celia, Alfred Enoch (Harry Potter films, Red, West End) as Orlando, Tom Mison (Sleepy Hollow, Watchmen) as Touchstone and Martha Plimpton (The Good Wife, Sweat, West End) in the role of Jaques. Josie Rourke (Director) is a theatre and film director, and the former Artistic Director of The Donmar Warehouse and The Bush Theatre, where she found and opened its new home in 2011.