The Bridge House Theatre in Penge present their first venture outside of producing their Christmas season: a bold new take on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night starring Olivier Award winner George Maguire as Malvolio/Orsino in his Shakespearean debut, adapted and directed by Artistic Director Guy Retallack and produced by Rob Harris at Bridge House Productions. Other cast members include Fayez Bakhsh, Miriam Grace Edwards, Eve Niker and Ben Woods.
Twelfth Night, often described as one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies and revolves around Sebastian and his twin sister, Viola – each of whom, when separated after a shipwreck ad – believes the other to be dead. Cast ashore in a strange land of Illyria, Viola protects herself by adopting a male disguise – a ruse that leads to hilarious confusion when she enters the service of the lovesick Duke Orsino, acting as go-between in his hopeless suit to the Countess Olivia.
The play features some of Shakespeare’s greatest comic creations including Sir Toby Belch and Feste. Twelfth Night is a masterpiece of unrequited love, gender reversal and mistaken identity and this production is not to be missed.
Twelfth Night plays at The Bridge House Theatre, 17 June – 14 July 2019.
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