Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
“If music be the food of love, play on”
Grab your wellies and your tent, and join the People’s Theatre for a TWELFTH NIGHT where mud, music and passions are swirling!
At the Illyria Music Festival, headliner Olivia is about to fall in love with Viola. Who she thinks is a man called Cesario. Viola, though, is head-over-heels for self-absorbed, ukulele-twanging Orsino. And that’s just the start of it …
Meanwhile, Sirs Toby and Andrew are propped up in the beer tent with Maria who’s plotting her revenge, Feste is tuning up for the open mic, uptight Malvolio is pining over Olivia, and Sebastian … don’t even get us started on Sebastian. He’s Viola’s twin (separated in a storm and now thinking each other are dead), pursued by Antonia and about to turn up to add to the confusion!
Director Sam Hinton comments: “Twelfth Night is foremost a play about pleasure, pretence and escape; what better environment to explore it, therefore, than a music festival?! The audience have their VIP wristbands on and have managed to wrangle a backstage pass to our Illyria-Fest, so can look forward to unfettered access to all its passion, disguise and music!”
This exciting and vibrant telling of Shakespeare’s whirlwind comedy full of laughs, heartbreak, love triangles and mistaken identities opens on Tuesday 28th March.
Due to essential maintenance work on the theatre’s Main Stage, this production is now playing in their smaller Studio Theatre and they’ve added an extra performance in the afternoon on Saturday 1 April to meet demand. Book now to avoid disappointment!
Rehearsal Photos: Credit Paul Hood
TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare
Date: Tuesday 28 March – Saturday 1 April 2023
Time: 7.30pm (+ 2pm on Saturday 1st)
Tickets: £16 (Conc. £13.50)
Venue: Studio Theatre, People’s Theatre, Stephenson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6
Box Office: 0191 265 5020
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