Posts Tagged ‘Twelfth Night’


Twelfth Night in Cardiff @ShermanCymru

March 30, 2014


Dates:        1 & 2 April

£15 – £22
Concessionsu: £2 off
Under 25s: Half price

Two worlds collide in Filter’s explosive new take on Shakespeare’s lyrical Twelfth Night. Olivia’s melancholic, puritanical household clashes head on with Sir Toby’s insatiable appetite for drunken debauchery.

Orsino’s relentless pursuit of Olivia and Malvolio’s extraordinary transformation typify the madness of love in Illyria: land of make-believe and illusion.

This story of romance, satire and mistaken identity is crafted into one of the most exciting and accessible Shakespeare productions of recent years. Experience the madness of love in this heady world where riotous gig meets Shakespeare.

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Shakespeare in Cardiff at the Sherman Theatre

January 23, 2014

Classic and contemporary drama at Sherman Theatre

Performances that look at Twelfth Night, A Midsummer’s Nights Dream,

The Tempest and Under Milk Wood in a new way.

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Twelfth Night in Cardiff @RWCMD

December 2, 2013

Wed 4 December – Sat 14 December 7.30pm
Preview Tues 3 December 7.30pm
Matinees Fri 6 & Wed 11 December 2.30pm

By William Shakespeare
Richard Burton Company directed by George Perrin

Cesario is actually Viola – Viola loves Orsino but Orsino loves Olivia – Olivia loves Cesario who, you might remember is actually Viola. Confused? Mistaken identity and unrequited love flow through the play’s topsy turvy plot making it one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies.

Venue: Richard Burton Theatre

Tickets: £10, £8 concessions (Preview £8, £6 concessions)
Age guidance 14+ – ask the box office for details
No performances Sun or Mon
Events booked online are subject to a £1.75 transaction charge

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Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in Cardiff March 15-19th

March 11, 2011

More information here


Twelfth Night: Wyeside Art Centre, Builth Wells

October 6, 2010

£6 in advance, £8 on the day, £5 18’s and under

“Shipwrecked and washed-up on the shores of Illyria, Viola disguises herself as a man, heads into town and gets a job with the Duke, Orsino. Her task is to persuade Olivia, the object of Orsino’s unrequited love, to marry the Duke. But instead, Olivia falls for Viola, who of course she thinks is a man. Meanwhile, just to add to the confusion, Viola’s identical twin brother Sebastian turns up in Illyria too…. If you usually have trouble understanding or enjoying Shakespeare, this is the production for you! Love and grief, cruelty and joy, beauty and melancholy are held in perfect balance as The Living Willow Community Company brings their unique and accessible flavour to this favourite and most glorious of Shakespeare’s comedies.”

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Shakespeare’s Promise: Articles from Johann Gregory and Richard Wilson

July 11, 2010

The latest issue of the journal Shakespeare is a rather special one as far as Cardiff is concerned because it includes articles from both Johann Gregory and Richard Wilson at Cardiff University.

Shakespeare’s “sugred Sonnets”, Troilus and Cressida and the Odcombian Banquet: An exploration of promising paratexts, expectations and matters of taste – Johann Gregory

This study centres on the promises that the first printed paratexts of Troilus and Cressida seem to be making before the action of the play begins. These promises are not identical to the promises made between people or characters, but, like these promises, they create expectations and make associations. This exploration, therefore, begins by taking “Sonnet 107” as an example of a text that makes promises, in order to set up the notion of promising texts. It then focuses on the Sonnets‘ dedication, before moving on to consider the title pages and the epistle to Troilus and Cressida. Finally, it attempts to make sense of the culinary terms in the paratexts to Troilus and Cressida by using the Folio prologue to the play and the Odcombian Banquet to show that readers’ and playgoers’ experiences were often imagined as a matter of taste that seem linked to a burgeoning consumer culture.
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