Emmanuel Akwafo – As You Like It, Shakespeare’s Globe

Interview by: Sophia A Jackson
Published: Thursday 03 August 2023, 8:30pm

Emmanuel Akwafo interview – As You Like It, Shakespeare’s Globe
Interview by Sophia A Jackson, Editor/Founder, Afridiziak Theatre News

Emmanuel Akwafo will play Amiens. Recent theatre credits include For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy (Apollo Theatre, Royal Court Theatre & New Diorama Theatre – winner: The Stage Debut Award for Best Performers in a Play, nominated: Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role). Other theatre includes Primary Playwrights (Soho Theatre); Jack and the Beanstalk (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre); The Bald Soprano (Leicester Square Theatre); The Spalding Suite (Southbank Centre & UK Tour); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Northfleet Theatre).

Screen credits include Sex Education (Netflix); Eastenders (BBC); The Crown (Sony Pictures Television); 24: Live Another Day (Imagine Television Teakwood Lane Productions 20th); M.I. High (Recorded Picture Company); Grange Hill (CBBC); Now You See Me 2 (Summit Entertainment); Tarzan (Warner Bros)

Shakespeare’s Globe announce the cast of As You Like It, directed by Ellen McDougall (Watch on the Rhine, Donmar; Insurrection: A Work in Progress, Royal Opera House). Shakespeare’s joyous tale of all kinds of love, between all kinds of people, unfolds in the Forest of Arden, in this exuberant tale of community, romance and redemption. As You Like It runs in the Globe Theatre from 18 August – 29 October.

The cast of As You Like It comprises Isabel Adomakoh Young as Orlando, Emmanuel Akwafo as Amiens, Jessica Alade as Pheobe, Alex Austin as Jaques, Nina Bowers as Rosalind, Stephanie Jacob as Adam / Corin, Mika Onyx Johnson as Silvius, Tonderai Munyevu as Duke Senior, Jessica Murrainas Oliver, Tessa Parr as Touchstone, Dale Rapley as Duke Frederick, Hannah Ringham as Audrey and Macy-Jacob Seelochan as Celia. 

NEED TO KNOW: As You Like It plays at Shakespeare’s Globe from 18 Aug to 29 Oct 2023 | #AsYouLikeIt | See listing