Twelfth Night (2011)

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Twelfth Night (2011)

Twelfth Night is Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece, relocated to 1947 India and the last days of the Raj where a young girl is found washed up on these foreign shores. Against this fast changing landscape a group of unforgettable characters re-create the nostalgia of 1947 India- as the age of Empire prepared to take its final bow.

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Twelfth Night is Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece, relocated to 1947 India and the last days of the Raj where a young girl is found washed up on these foreign shores. Against this fast changing landscape a group of unforgettable characters re-create the nostalgia of 1947 India- as the age of Empire prepared to take its final bow.

Yvonne-Arnuad, Guildford

The Theatre, Chipping Norton

Theatre Royal Windsor

Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke

South Hill Park, Bracknell

Opera Hose, Buxton

The Maltings, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

“ 5 STARS, SUBLIME!”

Edinburgh Three Weeks


“Innovative, Fresh and bang up to date”

BBC RADIO


“It is a pleasure to hear Shakespeare’s words delivered with such clarity from a fine cast.”

Barrie Jerram, The Argus


“Both plays are performed with almost flawless perfection”

Paul Lucas-Scott, What’s on Stage


“Arthur Bostrom gives a splendid performance as the punctilious Malvolio with Sebastian Abineri as the archetypal Sir Toby and Rhys King as the foolish and funny Sir Andrew.

Siobhan O’Kelly is excellent as Viola – the lynchpin of the entire production – with an enthusiastic portrayal of Cesario, her engaging alter-ego. Olivia is well represented by Rachel Donovan, with Lucy Speed as her mischievous housekeeper Maria, David Partridge as Antonio and Craig Gilbert as Sebastian.”

Julie Watterston, The Stage


“Like in ‘Twelfth Night’ it was the cast’s interpretation of the script that made ‘See How They Run’ probably the funniest thing I’ve seen all year. The humour was fast-paced and they definitely kept up. But it wasn’t just King’s script that the actors brought to life. With people making their entrances and exits from many different directions, the whole stage was utilised and the cast’s movements, whether subtle or completely over the top, were essential to the play’s success.”

Berkshire News


“This Production is simply Outsanding”

Plays International Magazine


“One of the top 5 shows in London”

The Independent


“Sterling Performances, Twelfth Night delighted it’s audiences with some very welcome Midsummer Madness!”

Western Daily Telegraph


“Enjoyable, highly entertaining and strangely moving”

The Stage


Viola: Siobhan O’Kelly

Antonio: David Partridge

Orsino: Alastair Whatley

Olivia: Rachel Donovan

Sir Andrew Aguecheek: Rhys King

Maria: Lucy Speed

Malvolio: Arthur Bostrom

Sir Toby Belch: Sebastian Abineri

Feste: Leo Atkin

Production Team

Directed by: Alastair Whatley

Produced by: Alastair Whatley

Set Design by: Victoria Spearing

Graphic Design by: Sam Charrington

Lighting Design by: Alan Valentine

Costume Design by: Pam Wiggins

Sound Design by: Dominic Bilkey

Projection Design by: Will Reynolds

Associate Director: Chris Harper

Hair and Make-Up by: Jo Stringer

Assistant Director: Craig Gilbert

Company Manager: Pete Donno

Deputy Stage Manager: Gareth Moss

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