23 July – 4 Sept 2016
Tuesday & Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday & Friday 8pm
Saturday 2pm & 8pm
8pm, 23 July
6.30pm, 24 July
8pm, 26 July
Opening night (invitation only)
8pm, 27 July
Venue: Belvoir: Upstairs Theatre
Theatre Company: Belvoir Theatre
What country, friends, is this?
Viola (Act 1, Sc 2)
Twins are washed up after a shipwreck on the shores of a strange land, each unaware of the other’s fate. They’re in Illyria, which is strangely like our world: the repressed and the debauched are at constant war, the desires of men and women seem eternally thwarted. But this is a dreamland too – where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem. Girls are boys, boys are girls, puritans are lusting suitors, drunkards are moralists, and fools, of course, are wise. Eventually brother and sister find each other again – that’s hardly a spoiler – but what will they see and hear in the meantime?
There’s more to Shakespeare’s great play than muddled identity and exuberant celebration – it’s a mature story of melancholia amid the mayhem, of what is lost along the way even when life’s journey is a barrel of laughs.
With Peter Carroll as the killjoy Malvolio, and the wonderful Nikki Shiels as Viola, joined by an array of rogues and charmers, Twelfth Night will be something deliciously warm for a Sydney mid-winter.
Special Family Performance Times!
Director: Eamon Flack
Cast: Peter Carroll,Anita Hegh,John Howard,Lucia Mastrantone,Amber McMahon,Anthony Phelan,Keith Robinson,Damien Ryan,Nikki Shiels,Emele Ugavule
Set Designer Michael Hankin
Costume Designer Stephen Curtis
Lighting Designer Nick Schlieper
Composer Alan John
Stage Manager Luke McGettigan
Assistant Stage Manager Kaytlin Petrarch
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