Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
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A bitter sweet play of sunshine and shadow. Twelfth Night is Shakespeare’s greatest and most delicate comedy dealing with the nature of identity, gender and passion. Both brilliantly funny and achingly sad in equal measures, the play asks us to examine who we love and why we love. It takes us on a journey of shipwreck, mistaken identity, excessive passion, self deception and most of all passion for life and living for the moment. It is the most hedonistic of Shakespeare’s plays and it urges us to make the most of every precious moment.
William Shakespeare(1564 – 1616), an English poet and playwright is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. It is estimated that Shakespeare wrote or collaborated on nearly 40 plays and over 150 sonnets. First performed in 1602, Twelfth Night was originally written for the close of the Christmas celebrations at the court of Queen Elizabeth 1.
Hilary is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she held the Queen Elizabeth Coronation Scholarship. She is Senior Acting Tutor at The Lir, the London Director of the Georgian International Theatre Festival, an Associate Director of the Tumanishvili State Theatre, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia and as well as directing at RADA she is also on the RADA audition panel.
Thursday 6th February - Wednesday 12th February, 7.30pm. Matinee Friday 7th February, 1.00pm
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- Orsino Cameron Cuffe
- Viola Sophie Jo Wasson
- Sir Toby Belch Rhys Dunlop
- Maria Hannah Carnegie
- Olivia Lauren Coe
- Sir Andrew Ague-Cheek Corrin Thomas
- Clown/Feste Rory Corcoran
- Malvolio Kevin C Olohan
- Antonio Rory Dignam
- Sebastian Alan Mahon
- Company Stage Manager Phil Jennings
- Deputy Stage Manager Rebecca Kennedy
- Assistant Stage Manager Leon Kennedy
- Chief LX Neal Shirran
- Head of Construction Nathan Gaynor
- Scenic Artist Ciara Nolan
- Sound Design Robert Devlin