‘Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em’

Cross-dressing, hijinks and bittersweet hilarity as Emma Rice directs Shakespeare’s timeless, soulful and irrepressible comedy.

Synopsis

Twins Sebastian and Viola are shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, separated and believing each other to be dead. Beside herself with grief, Viola disguises herself as a boy and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino.

The Duke, madly in love with the Countess Olivia, sends Viola to woo on his behalf...

Olivia falls in love with the cross-dressed page while Viola falls deep and fast for Orsino. Meanwhile, mischievous servants play painful pranks at each other’s expense. Heady chaos ensues as griefs, loves and deep human confusions collide, but fear not! Sweet resolution wins the day as friends, twins and lovers are reunited.

Cast

Marc Antolin

SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK

Carly Bawden

MARIA

Nandi Bhebhe

FABIAN

Le Gateau Chocolat

FESTE

Tony Jayawardena

SIR TOBY BELCH

Joshua Lacey

ORSINO

Pieter Lawman

ANTONIO

Annette McLaughlin

OLIVIA

Kandaka Moore

ENSEMBLE

Katy Owen

MALVOLIO

John Pfumojena

SEBASTIAN

Theo St. Claire

ENSEMBLE

Anita-Joy Uwajeh

VIOLA

Creatives

Emma Rice

DIRECTOR

Lez Brotherston

DESIGNER

Ian Ross

COMPOSER


Malcolm Rippeth

LIGHTING DESIGNER


Etta Murfitt

CHOREOGRAPHER


Simon Baker

SOUND DESIGNER


Rachel Bown-Williams

FIGHT DIRECTOR

Ruth Cooper-Brown

FIGHT DIRECTOR