Celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death

TWELFTH NIGHT

by William Shakespeare
7 Nov - 22 Dec 2016
 
 
7 Nov – 22 Dec 2016
Performances daily at 7.30pm, ex. Sundays

Ticket sales from 10 Oct 2016

70 minutes
20 minutes
55 minutes
approx. at 09.55 pm
 
 

Synopsis


TWELFTH NIGHT is one of Shakespeare’s most popular and poetic comedies, centering on mistaken identities and a very unusual love triangle.

In Illyria, Duke Orsino is deeply in love with Lady Olivia, who is in mourning for her recently deceased brother. To honour his memory, she has sworn to live like a nun for seven years and refuses to receive any messages from Orsino. Meanwhile, Viola is washed ashore following a shipwreck in which she believes her twin brother, Sebastian, has drowned. Disguising herself as a young man under the name Cesario, she enters the service of Duke Orsino and quickly finds her way into his favour. Orsino sends the “young man” to woo the Countess Olivia, much against Viola’s will, for she has fallen in love with the Duke herself. Upon meeting the eloquent messenger, Olivia falls for Viola, believing her to be a man, thus creating an amusing love triangle which produces several complications. Meanwhile, in the comic subplot, several characters conspire to make Olivia’s pompous steward, Malvolio, believe that the Countess is infatuated with him. The unexpected arrival of Viola’s twin brother, Sebastian, adds further confusion at first, only to resolve the many entanglements into happy matrimony at last.

Subtle and intelligent direction… Uniformly superb cast… this show soars. –LIDER, Croatia

First performed at Midsummer Scene Festival, Dubrovnik
 

Cast & Creative Team


Helen Watkinson
George Oliver
Jason Eddy
James Burton
Tom Michael Blyth
Helen Millar
Emma Fenney
Filip Krenus

Helen Tennison
Marin Gozze
Aleksandar Mondecar
Bryony Thompson
Benedict J. Davies
 
 
There will be one interval of twenty minutes.

No photographs or recording allowed in the theatre
without prior permission from the Management.


First performed at Midsummer Scene Festival, Dubrovnik

Midsummer Scene is a project of the City of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, and is a joint production with Brilliant Events, Dubrovnik and Honey-tongued Theatre Productions Ltd., London