AS YOU LIKE IT
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL GARDEN, OXFORD
"A picturesque setting, some stand-out performances and constant chuckling ensured this Christ Church garden production had all the comedy, whimsy and playfulness that Shakespeare’s 'As You Like It' should delight with"
THE OXFORD STUDENT
08 / 06/ 15
As the producer of As You Like It, I liaised with the funding body, maintained a budget, oversaw marketing, and designed the small amount of set we had. Taking advantage of the natural setting of the garden, the stage area was dressed with festoon lights with hanging paper clouds and hay bales which functioned as scenery and seats.
I also designed the poster for the production, designed a website, and shot and edited the trailer with the assistance of the director. This marketing effort meant that the production officially sold-out and we took extra audience members on the door each night.
After receiving a pro-rata loan of just over £1000 from Christ Church Dramatic Society, we took over £3000 in ticket sales and made a final profit of £2112 which was able to be invested back into the funding body to support student drama in the future.