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Twelfth Night – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: William Shakespeare (adapted by Edward Hall &Roger Warren) Director: Edward Hall Reviewer : Joan Phillips [Rating:3.5] Twelfth Night is the second of this season’s Shakespeare adaptations from the Propeller Theatre Company running alongside The Taming of the Shrew. This play was originally written to celebrate the twelfth night after Christmas which, prior to Shakespeare’s time, was a day of ...

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Twelfth Night – Lion & Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Rae McKen Reviewer: Edie R [rating:4.5] Custom/Practice’s production of “Twelfth Night” gets off to an arresting start as Duke Orsino’s recliner metamorphoses into tinfoil waves, from which Viola (Alex Whitworth) is dragged, spitting water. And once the young cast have engaged their audience, they never let them go. There’s a freshness to their take on Shakespeare’s ...

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Twelfth Night – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Lu Greer [rating:4] Boxing, tap dancing and fishnet stockings in Shakespeare – it can only mean that Propeller is back in town. This time around they’re reimagining Twelfth Night, the story of Viola, a young woman that loses her brother at sea, ends up pretending to be a man to work for a ...

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Twelfth Night – Reading Minster of Mary The Virgin Church, Reading

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Hal Chambers Reviewer: Tom Finch [rating:4] ; Reading is abuzz with theatre at the moment and Reading Between The Lines’ latest offering is sure to cement their place in the heart of the cultural scene. Set in the stunning surroundings of the Grade 1 listed Reading Minster of St Mary the Virgin Church this production of ...

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Twelfth Night – Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Alex Clifton Reviewer: Brian Gorman [rating:5]   This thoroughly enjoyable and infectiously energetic production benefits enormously from the glorious open air setting of Chester’s beautiful Grosvenor Park. A three sided playing area with a backdrop of towering trees, gently swaying in the summer breeze, provides the perfect stage for a triumphant piece of Shakespeare at his ...

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Twelfth Night – RSC at the Roundhouse, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: David Farr Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] What country friends is this? indeed. A nifty line switch and a striking coup-de-théâtre gets the RSC’s Twelfth Night off to a wonderful start as Emily Taaffe’s sodden, anguished Viola emerges from the shipwreck she believes has taken her brother’s life and left her washed up in Illyria. Disguising herself ...

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