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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 Desmond Barrit (Sir Toby Belch), Simon Day (Feste), Harriet Thorpe (Maria), Martin Jarvis (Malvolio), Tobias Beer (1st/2nd Officer), Dominic Colchester (Captain), Tricia Crowe (Olivia's servant), Nicola Filshie (Olivia's servant), Daniel Flynn (Orsino), Mariah Gale (Viola), James Loye (Sir Andrew), Dominic Marsh (Valentine/Curio), James Millard (Sebastian), Alastair Parker (Priest), Scarlett Strallen (Olivia's servant), Giles Taylor (Fabian), Simon Thomas (1st/2nd Officer), Terence Wilton (Antonio), Rupert Young (Valentine/Curio), Sirine Saba (Olivia).
Author Shakespeare. Corporate Sponsor Canard-Duchene. Producer New Shakespeare Company. Director Timothy Sheader. Design Jessica Curtis.
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