2023 Subscription Season
The Theatre Royal presents Bell Shakespeare's

Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare
26 - 30 Sep 2023 (6 performances)
Tue 26 Sep 2023 7:30 pm
Wed 27 Sep 2023 7:30 pm
Thu 28 Sep 2023 7:30 pm
Fri 29 Sep 2023 7:30 pm
Sat 30 Sep 2023 2:00 pm
Sat 30 Sep 2023 7:30 pm
Studio Theatre

Australia’s beloved Bell Shakespeare returns with Twelfth Night and Heather Fairbairn’s fresh retelling of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy is a dark collision of hidden identities and unrequited love.

Viola is shipwrecked and believes her twin Sebastian lost to the ocean. Washed up in a strange new land, determined to survive, Viola disguises herself as a man named Cesario and finds work with Duke Orsino, only to fall head over heels in love with him. But Orsino is in love with Olivia, who – grieving for her brother – refuses all offers of romance. Until, that is, she meets Cesario for the first time. A whirlwind of passion ensues, leaving no one unaffected, not even Olivia’s prudish housekeeper Malvolia, played by Jane Montgomery Griffiths (A Midsummer Night’s Dream).

Featuring all-new music by Sarah Blasko, Twelfth Night ultimately asks us to find light in the darkness.

Director     Heather Fairbairn
Designer    Charles Davis
Composer     Sarah Blasko 

“Bell Shakespeare has mastered the art of presenting Shakespeare in a manner that is accessible to the modern-day audience, while still endearing those who love the tradition.”
Australian Stage
This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.



Premium & A Reserve $85

Concession $75


A Reserve $75 / A Reserve Concession $65

B Reserve $60

*all bookings will incur a $5 transaction fee


150 mins (with interval)  

Patrons' Advice

Twelfth Night is recommended for audiences aged 14+. Please be advised that Shakespeare’s original play and this production contains sexual references and content. 

The production also includes strobe lighting, smoke and haze effects, fight scenes and some abrupt noises.

For wheelchair and accessible seating enquiries, please contact our box office on (03) 6146 3300 or boxoffice@theatreroyal.com.au

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