An outstanding ensemble of actors perform two vibrant and compelling productions, presented in repertoire by The Watermill Theatre.
A tale of mistaken identities, seduction and transformation, Twelfth Night is re-imagined in the 1920s where prohibition is rife and Europe is still reeling in the wake of war. Fusing the radical spirit of Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong with an innovative approach to staging and actor-musicianship, Twelfth Night is a dizzying and beautiful version of Shakespeare’s perfect play.
The Watermill Theatre has become known around the world for its bold, ensemble driven approach to presenting Shakespeare. Previous productions have toured internationally from Buenos Aries to Singapore, New York to China, from Bangladesh to Japan and in London's West End. In its fiftieth anniversary year, The Watermill Theatre celebrate this rich history by presenting two of Shakespeare's most iconic plays in repertoire.
‘By the time all is resolved with a final glorious jamming session, the audience is begging the brass to 'play on' long after the last curtain call.
‘Fun and energetic’
‘Hart continues his success with Twelfth Night’
'Outstandingly creative theatre’
‘The Watermill Theatre has an absolute winner on its hands with its rumbustious production of Twelfth Night’
‘…it should not be missed’
‘Shakespeare as you have never quite seen it before’
‘The whole ensemble played, acted, sang and danced its way through this fresh new take on Shakespeare’s classic impeccably and gave us a wonderful evening’s entertainment.’
The Watermill Theatre presents
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Paul Hart
UK Tour sponsored by Neals Yard Remedies