Twelfth Night

Or What You Will. Shakespeare comedy of mistaken identity, practical jokes and unrequited love. Rescued from a shipwreck the twins Viola and Sebastian arrive independently in Illyria, both thinking the other is drowned. Viola disguises herself as a boy and finds employment with the Duke who is in love with Olivia. Malvolio is the subject of a cruel joke played on him by Sir Toby Belch (yellow stockings cross-gartered) leading him to believe that Olivia loves him. But Olivia has fallen in love with the disguised Viola, while she is in love with the Duke (following it so far?!).
Author Shakespeare

Archive :: production:T290841680, play:S5375, venue:V611
Current production:Tour/Production

Production details

Originally commissioned by the RSC, Filter's Twelfth Night is a fresh take on Shakespeare, featuring live music to create a truly accessible approach to the Bard for both newbie and veteran theatregoers. Running time: 90mins. Age recommendation 12+


Company Filter (in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company)
Director Sean Holmes
Music Tom Haines
Music Ross Hughes
Sound Tom Haines
Sound Ross Hughes
Performer Oliver Dimsdale (revival director)
Director Ferdy Roberts (revival director)
Performer Jonathan Broadbent (Orsino/Sir Andrew Aguecheek)
Performer Sandy Foster (Feste/Maria)
Performer Polly Frame (Viola)
Performer Geoffrey Lumb (Sir Toby Belch)
Performer Fergu O'Donnell (Malvolio)
Performer Lizzy Watts (Olivia)
Performer Alan Pagan (musician)
Performer Oliver Lowe (musician)
Performer Laura Moody (musician)
Performer Christopher Branch (musician)
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