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Old time music hall inspired version of Twelfth Night
Another Way Theatre presents an 'old time music hall' inspired production of Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, at The Space, in Isle of Dogs, east London, from 21 Dec 2010 to 8 Jan 2011
Directed by Chris Chambers, design by Lizzy de Courcy Wheeler, lighting by Pierre Gouverneur.
Cast includes Helen Brushett, Carl Chambers, Andrew Goddard, Michael Good, Michael Hall, Billie Higson, Christopher Mark, Trevor Murphy, Steven Rostance, Kristal Sisodia, Rebecca Tanwen, Andrew Venning, Taniel Yusef.
An 'old time music hall' inspired production. Music is the food of love in this production, combining live music, original songs and images to create an innovative telling of Shakespeare’s bitter-sweet masterpiece.
The story follows shipwrecked twins, Viola and Sebastian, washed up on the shores of Illyria. Fearing her brother drowned, Viola dons boys attire and falls into the service of the Duke Orsino, who sends her to win the love of the fair Olivia. And so Fate has the comedy unfold. Meanwhile, Sir Toby spends his days and nights at the music hall, watching Feste the clown in full swing, his act holding the crowds in the palm of his hand. Somewhere along the way the garishness of the music hall bleeds into Olivia’s world, turning life on its head and her servant Malvolio into a fool.