Twelfth Night

Wednesday 11th September , 2019 - to Saturday 14th September 2019

One of the well known Shakespear's plays is being directed by Harry Harding.

A great storm has caused a terrible shipwreck. A young, aristocratic-born woman named Viola is swept onto the shore of a mysterious island called Illyria. Finding herself alone in this strange and colourful land, she assumes that her twin brother, Sebastian, has been drowned in the wreck. She decides to disguise herself as a man, taking on the name of Cesario, and goes to work in the household of Duke Orsino.
Viola (disguised as Cesario) finds herself falling in love with Orsino—a difficult love to pursue, as Orsino believes her to be a man. But when Orsino sends Cesario to deliver Orsino’s love messages to the disdainful Lady Olivia, Olivia herself falls for the beautiful young Cesario, believing her to be a man. The love triangle is complete: Viola loves Orsino, Orsino loves Olivia, and Olivia loves Cesario—and everyone is miserable.
Meanwhile, we meet the other members of Olivia’s household: her rowdy drunkard uncle, Sir Toby; his foolish friend, Sir Andrew Aguecheek; Olivia’s waiting-gentlewoman, Maria; Feste, the clever clown of the house; and Malvolio, the dour, prudish steward. When Sir Toby and the others take offense at Malvolio’s constant efforts to spoil their fun, Maria engineers a practical joke to make Malvolio think that Olivia is in love with him. She forges a letter, supposedly from Olivia, telling him that if he wants to earn her favour, he should dress in yellow stockings, act haughtily, smile, and refuse to explain himself to anyone. Malvolio finds the letter, assumes that it is addressed to him, and, filled with dreams of marrying Olivia and becoming noble, happily follows its commands. He behaves so strangely that Olivia comes to think that he is mad.
Meanwhile, Sebastian, who is still alive after all but believes his sister Viola to be dead, also washes up on the shores of Illyria. Let the confusion and madness commence…