Twelfth Night at Wilton's Music Hall


Wednesday 29 August 2018


Off-West End - Shakespeare - Shows

Casting is announced for the Watermill Theatre's production of Twelfth Night due at Wilton's Music Hall from 12 to 22 September 2018.
Twelfth Night at Wilton's Music Hall

Image: Wilton's Music Hall


Following the success of its run at The Watermill and its UK and international tour last year, The Watermill Ensemble will revive Twelfth Night at Wilton's Music Hall from 12 to 22 September.


Renowned for its bold, progressive and collaborative approach to Shakespeare, The Watermill Ensemble re-imagines Twelfth Night in the hedonistic 1920s, where prohibition is rife.


Fused with innovative staging and actor-musicianship, the radical spirit of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald collides with the contemporary influence of Postmodern Jukebox to create a dizzying and beautiful version of Shakespeare's perfect play.


Full casting has been announced today with new members Lillie Flynn and Ned Rudkins-Stow joining the original cast.

Twelfth Night at the Wilton's Music Hall

(From left)

Top row: Emma McDonald (Antonia), Jamie Satterthwaite (Orsino), Lauryn Redding (Sir Toby Belch), Lillie Flynn (Olivia), Mike Slader (Aguecheek)


Bottom row: Ned Rudkins-Stow (Sebastian), Offue Okegbe (Feste), Peter Dukes (Malvolio), Rebecca Lee (Viola), Victoria Blunt (Maria)


Twelfth Night is directed by Paul Hart who said ...


'A jazz club seems the perfect setting for Twelfth Night given the play's obsession with music, love and excess.


Featuring live music performed by our multi-talented company, the soundtrack is 1920's influenced with a modern twist.'


Here's the trailer ...



Synopsis


Bohemian, outlandish, isolated: Illyria is a land where everyone has lost something in a world reeling in the wake of war.


Viola is washed ashore.


In a bid to survive this mysterious ethereal land, she disguises herself as Cesario to serve the solitary Duke Orsino.


What follows is a tale of mistaken identities, seduction and transformation, leading to a complex love triangle and the near destruction of all propriety!


The Watermill, renowned for its bold, progressive and collaborative approach to Shakespeare, re-imagines Twelfth Night in the hedonistic 1920s, where prohibition is rife.


Fused with innovative staging and actor musicianship, the radical spirit of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald collides with the contemporary influence of Postmodern Jukebox.


Following a hugely successful UK and international tour and fuelled by energetic jazz music, the ensemble reunite to create a dizzying and beautiful version of Shakespeare's perfect play.


Cast


Victoria Blunt (Maria)

Peter Dukes (Malvolio)

Rebecca Lee (Viola)

Emma McDonald (Antonia)

Offue Okegbe (Feste)

Lauryn Redding (Sir Toby Belch)

Jamie Satterthwaite (Orsino)

Mike Slader (Aguecheek)

Lillie Flynn (Olivia)

Ned Rudkins-Stow (Sebastian)


Creatives


Author: William Shakespeare
Director: Paul Hart
Designer: Katie Lias
Musical direction: Ned Rudkins-Stow
Lighting: Tom White
Sound: David Gregory
Fight director: Ian McCracken
Movement: Tom Jackson Greaves
Production: The Watermill Theatre

Venue


Wilton's Music Hall
1 Graces Alley (off Ensign Street)
London
E1 8JB

Dates


From: Wednesday 12 September 2018

Closes: Saturday 22 September 2018

Tickets


Standard: £12.50 - £27.50

Concessions: £10 - £25


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Links


Show website
ActDrop full listing for Twelfth Night

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