CBeebies, Shakespeare’s Globe partner on As You Like It
April 19, 2022
The BBC is teaming up with Shakespeare’s Globe to bring celebrated comedy As You Like It to families across the UK.
This special BBC CBeebies adaptation is set to take audiences both in the iconic theatre and at home, on a magical journey, as Shakespeare’s most famous comedy comes to life.
CBeebies’ Steven Kynman (Robert the Robot) will revive his role as Shakespeare himself as he endeavours to convince a modern-day developer of the value of plays and theatre before the Globe is demolished to make way for a block of flats. Other characters will be played by host of CBeebies stars who’ll encourage the whole family to join in the fun.
Patricia Hidalgo, Director BBC Children’s and Education, commented: “We’re thrilled to join with such an iconic British institution as Shakespeare’s Globe to bring the work of Shakespeare to life. Making the arts accessible to our young audiences is something we are deeply passionate about so I’m delighted that through CBeebies, families will be able to enjoy the live experience of Shakespeare at the Globe from the comfort of their homes.
As You Like It for BBC CBeebies is made by BBC Kids & Family Productions, a division of BBC Studios Productions. It was commissioned by Kate Morton, Head of Commissioning and Acquisitions 0-6 and is Exec Produced by Vanessa Amberleigh.
Performances will take place at the Globe on August 9th and 10th. The show will then air on BBC CBeebies and BBC iPlayer over Easter 2023.