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?!).
Archive :: production:T01717154301, play:S5375, venue:V72
A star-studded cast perform Shakespeare's bittersweet comedy in the grounds of Houghton Hall, one of England's finest Palladian houses. With an English 1930s country house setting, original music, stylish design and a stunning backdrop, this promises to be an unforgettable theatrical experience. All proceeds from this event will go towards the Theatre Royal's 250 Appeal. Houghton Hall, Houghton, Near King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6UE