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Twelfth Night – The Scoop, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Rae Mcken Reviewer: Scott Matthewman It is a sign of how much cruft there can be in a Shakespeare play that cutting Twelfth Night down to just an hour and fifteen minutes, as director and adapter Rae Mcken has done for the Scoop’s sixteenth annual season of free open-air theatre, retains all the touchpoints of the comedy. ...

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Twelfth Night- The Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Brendan O’Hea Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Set alongside Pericles and The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night forms a third of The Globe’s touring production schedule this season - with all three mixing themes of displacement, refuge and loss. The show is vigorous, playful and fun with a few twists and quirks that charm, but likely is not ...

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Twelfth Night – Rose Playhouse, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Adam Nichols Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Though it touches on some very nice ideas, and finishes with an extremely strong idea executed well, the production as a whole feels scrappy, rushed and unbalanced. Wrapping in contemporary music throughout, with some strong vocal performances, gives it a freshness and some life but isn’t enough to revive it completely. ...

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Twelfth Night- Young Vic, London

Creator: Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shania Taub Directors: Kwame Kwei-Armah and Oskar Eustis Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The first show by a new Artistic Director is an important indicator of what’s to come, a chance to establish the tone for the ensuing years with a memorable statement about the kind of theatre they want to make. In assuming responsibility for the Young ...

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Twelfth Night – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: John Kennedy Some thirty years ago an ensemble of disparate student stereotypes, The Young Ones, exploded from our TV sit-com screens - often quite literally. When Adrian Edmondson’s anarcho-Punk, Vivyan, let loose his signature pet hamster comic-strip chaotic schtick mayhem ensued. Twelfth Night, the twelfth day of Christmas marks the Epiphany, the arrival of the ...

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Twelfth Night – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Scott Ellis      Reviewer: Emily Hall Director Scott Ellis brings Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to King’s Theatre Edinburgh, an elegant venue for an inelegant play which thrives on the humour of mayhem and nonsense. Somehow, this especially bawdy interpretation of the literary classic fits beautifully anyways; key characters delivering moving renditions of stunning monologues faithfully to the text, ...

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Twelfth Night – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Paul Hart Reviewer:  Matthew Bagnall In the second of two repertory productions by Watermill Theatre, director Paul Hart has reimagined Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, Twelfth Night, with all of the farce and crossdressing to boot. The audience is greeted with familiar faces at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, as the same cast treat us to another inspiring and ...

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Twelfth Night – The Globe, London

Le Gateux Chocolate in Twelfth Night

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty From about 10 seconds into Emma Rice’s last self-directed play for The Globe, you realise that some people are going to absolutely hate it. That realisation should also come with its mirror image - some will mark this up as an absolute triumph for Rice and the new creative wave she’s ...

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