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
Tue 26 Sep at 11am
Thu 28 Sep at 11am
Premium & A Reserve $85
A Reserve $75 / A Reserve Concession $65
B Reserve $60
*all bookings will incur a $5 transaction fee
150 mins (with interval)
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.
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