Handlebards present William Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’

Handlebards present William Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’

Ticket Price: ₹ 500
Duration:120 mins
Age:8 Years and above
Director:Nel Crouch
Cast:Charlotte Driessler, Eleanor Dillon-Reams, Jessica Hern, Lucy Green
Location:JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066
Event Date & Time
Fri-03-Nov | 08:00 PM
Sat-04-Nov | 08:00 PM
Sun-05-Nov | 03:00 PM
Sun-05-Nov | 06:30 PM

Rosalind and Orlando have been forced into exile in the Forest of Arden. As lovers, they become entangled in a bizarre game of lust, love and mistaken identity. Visit www.handlebards.com to find out more!

Cast Bios:

Eleanor Dillon-Reams

This is Eleanor’s 2nd year with the Handlebards, prior to which she won The Stage’s award for Acting Excellence with Hell Bent Theatre’s sell-out show UKIP THE MUSICAL. Her biggest Shakespearean challenge (other than The Handlebards!) was a solo-show production of HENRY V, complete with full broadsword fighting. She was the first woman to perform it, after it debuted with a male actor in 1992. Eleanor graduated from East15 Acting School in 2012 with a first class degree, after being nominated for the BBC Radio Cariton Hobbs Award.

Jessica Hern

Jessica’s first taste of Shakespeare was at the age of 8, cast as Anne in RICHARD III where she was given the task of ‘playing dead’. She decided it would be more entertaining to roll off stage mid-performance than it would be to play a corpse. Naturally, her acting career took off. She went on to study at the Guildford School of Acting gaining a First Class Degree.

Charlotte Driessler

Charlotte spent her school days playing trees and men, so is thrilled to be returning to a variety of these classic roles with the Handlebards. Merely a keen Boris biker, she can't wait to join the steely-thighed ladies for the international leg of the tour. 

Charlotte trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, who she represented at Shakespeare's Globe during the Sam Wanamaker Festival 2016.

Credits include: MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (BBC Radio 3), SURROUNDED 2.0 (TedEx Glasgow), 4:48 PSYCHOSIS (Fourth Monkey).

New work development includes: DISINTEGRATION LOOPS (The North Wall, Oxford), THE MAN IN THE GREEN BOOTS (Pit Theatre, Barbican), THE GREENZONE (McLelland Arts Festival), and regularly collaborates with The Human Zoo Theatre Company.

Lucy Green

Lucy is a graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She has just finished performing in a touring production of ROMEO & JULIET in Germany, France and Japan. This is her first time with The Handlebards and she is absolutely thrilled to be part of the troupe.


Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.

The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry. 

The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.

Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.