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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?!). Running time approximately 2 hours 55 minutesPerformers Christopher Roberts (early performances), Clive Wood (Sir Toby Belch), Kananu Kirimi (Viola), Richard Cordery (Malvolio), Meg Fraser (Maria), Forbes Masson (Feste), John Mackay (Andrew Aguecheek), Barnaby Kay (Orsino), Aislin McGuckin (Olivia), Peter Bygott (Fabian), Eke Chukwu (Attendant), Neil McKinven (Antonio), Alan Morrissey (Curio), Christopher Obi (Sea Captain), Barrie Palmer (Officer), Christopher Robert (Priest), Gurpreet Singh (Sebastian), Sally Tatum (Maid), Kevin Trainor (Valentine).
Author Shakespeare. Company Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Michael Boyd. Design Tom Piper. Lighting Vince Herbert. Music Sianed Jones. Music John Woolf. Sound Andrea J Cox. Director Liz Ranken (movement). Director Terry King (fight).
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