Following the acclaimed success of their production last year of Sad Stories of the Death of Kings, Scena Mundi mark their own celebrations of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with a production of Twelfth Night, which they describe as “haute-couture and Surrealist” inspired.
Viola is in love with Duke Orsino who is in love with Countess Olivia who in turn is in love with Viola dressed up as a man servant of Duke Orsino. A pretty straight forward plot that is simply told in the atmospheric surroundings of the French Protestant church in Soho Square.
Now I’m no republican, but the problem with a hereditary monarchy is that you never really know who you will get ruling you. They could be good or evil, sensible or mad, a statesman/woman or just a state, it’s all a bit of a lottery. This then is the central theme to Christopher Marlowe’s play “Edward II” or to give it its full title “The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical Fall of Proud Mortimer.”