A play filled with tricks and confusion, gender reversals and madness, constantly challenged it’s audience to decide between appearance and reality.
Two worlds collide in an explosive new take on Shakespeare’s lyrical Twelfth Night. Olivia’s melancholic, puritanical household clashes head on with Sir Toby’s insatiable appetite for drunken debauchery. Orsino’s relentless pursuit of Olivia and Malvolio’s extraordinary transformation typify the madness of love in Illyria – a land of make-believe and illusion.
Originally commissioned for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Complete Works Festival in 2006, this story of romance, satire and mistaken identity is crafted into one of the most exciting and accessible productions of recent years.
For Twelfth Night tickets visit: Brighton Dome Website
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange, Saturday 22nd February
Photo Credit: Robert Day