Casting has been announced for the Young Vic’s upcoming musical production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, which has been co-conceived by new artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah. Kwei-Armah has conceived the production alongside American musician Shaina Taub, who has provided the music and lyrics to 23 original songs in the show. This version of Twelfth Night, co-directed by Kwei-Armah and Public Theater AD Oskar Eustis, premiered at the Public in 2016 running for just three performances, but is set for a full month’s run in New York this summer as part of the Shakespeare in the Park series.
Twelfth Night, The Young Vic
Shakespeare meets his match as brass bands and Beyoncé weave through this enchanting musical adaptation of Twelfth Night, with music and lyrics by the critically acclaimed songwriter Shaina Taub.
Young Vic artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah and Oskar Eustis co-direct this technicolour celebration of love in all its forms, following a run at the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park.