Laura Marling has penned a song for a new production of the Shakespeare play ‘As You Like It’.
The track, which you can hear in a trailer on YouTube below, is set to feature in act two scene five of the play by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The clip shows people at a modern-day garden party, surrounded by Christmas lights and bunting and letting off fire balloons.
The production stars former The Bill actress Pippa Nixon as Rosalind and Psychoville actor Alex Waldmann as Orlando. ‘As You Like It’ will be staged at the Royal Shakespeare theatre in London from April 12 to September 28, then at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle Upon Tyne from October 29 to November 2.
Marling, meanwhile will release her fourth album ‘Once I Was An Eagle’ on May 27. It was recorded at the Three Crows studio owned by Marling’s pet producer and instrumentalist Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon, Ryan Adams, Vaccines), with Dom Monks on engineering duties. It features Marling’s friend Ruth de Turberville on cello. Read Uncut’s ‘first listen’ to the upcoming album here.
The full tracklisting for ‘Once I Was An Eagle’ is:
‘Take The Night Off’
‘I Was An Eagle’
‘Little Love Caster’
‘Devil’s Resting Place’
‘Where Can I Go?’
‘Pray For Me’
‘When Were You Happy? (And How Long Has That Been)’
‘Love Be Brave’
‘Saved These Words’