26 Sep 2023 to 30 Sep 2023 Once Only Event
Australia’s beloved Bell Shakespeare returns with Twelfth Night and Heather Fairbairn’s fresh retelling of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy is a dark collision of hidden identities and unrequited love.
Viola is shipwrecked and believes her twin Sebastian lost to the ocean. Washed up in a strange new land, determined to survive, Viola disguises herself as a man named Cesario and finds work with Duke Orsino, only to fall head over heels in love with him. But Orsino is in love with Olivia, who – grieving for her brother – refuses all offers of romance. Until, that is, she meets Cesario for the first time. A whirlwind of passion ensues, leaving no one unaffected, not even Olivia’s prudish housekeeper Malvolia, played by Jane Montgomery Griffiths (A Midsummer Night’s Dream).
Featuring all-new music by Sarah Blasko, Twelfth Night ultimately asks us to find light in the darkness.
Director: Heather Fairbairn. Designer: Charles Davis. Composer: Sarah Blasko
“Bell Shakespeare has mastered the art of presenting Shakespeare in a manner that is accessible to the modern-day audience, while still endearing those who love the tradition.” – AUSTRALIAN STAGE
Once Only Event
26 Sep 2023 to 30 Sep 2023