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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?!).Performers Geoffrey Beevers (Sir Andrew Aguecheek), Susan Brown (Maria), Michael Cronin (Sir Toby Belch), Robert Lister (Fabian), Des McAleer (Malvolio), Georgina Rich (Viola), Catherine Walker (Olivia), Alan Williams (Feste), Patrick Drury (Antonio), Edmund Kingsley (Valentine), Gareth David-Loydd (Sebastian).
Author Shakespeare. Company English Touring Theatre (in association with The Oxford Playhouse). Director Stephen Unwin. Design Becs Andrews. Costume Mark Bouman. Lighting Bruno Poet. Music Olly Fox.
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