William Shakespeare: Twelfth Night
Directed by Tim Carroll
Liam Brennan (Duke Orsino)
Michael Brown (Viola)
Paul Chahidi (Maria)
Peter Hamilton Dyer (Feste)
Colin Hurley (Antonio)
Simon Hyde (Curio/Officer)
Jan Knightley (Fabian/Sea Captain)
Rhys Meredith (Sebastian)
Mark Rylance (Olivia)
Peter Shorey (Valentine/Priest)
Bill Stewart (Sir Toby Belch)
Timothy Walker (Malvolio)
Albie Woodington (Sir Andrew Aguecheek)
Director Tim Carroll's original practices production of Shakespeare's comedy with an all-male cast.
In the household of Olivia (Mark Rylance), two campaigns are being quietly waged - one by the lovesick lord Orsino against the heart of the indifferent Olivia; the other by an alliance of servants and hangers-on against the high-handedness of her steward, the pompous Malvolio (Stephen Fry).
When Orsino engages the cross-dressed Viola to plead with Olivia on his behalf, a bittersweet chain of events follows. Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night combines cruelty with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with some of the subtlest poetry and most exquisite songs Shakespeare ever wrote. A revival of the Globe's award-winning Twelfth Night of 2002 with an all-male Original Practices production, exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in around 1601.
Twelfth Night is presented as a double bill of Shakespearean classics alongside Richard III, with both plays being presented at the Belasco on a rotating schedule.
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