What the tiny Ipswich company Red Rose Chain, has achieved with Twelfth Night in the time of social-distancing is oddly brilliant, you’re unlikely to find a more uplifting show in this strange, frustrating summer.
The National Theatre really did save lockdown and made us appreciate our phenomenal creative industries, but they may also have inadvertently pointed the way for the future as surely as National Theatre Live did in 2009.
The Royal Shakespeare Company has confirmed full performance dates for its previously scheduled productions of The Magician’s Elephant and The Wars of The Roses Part 1 and 2 which will now take place in Winter 2021.
Shakespeare. Theatre. Press Nights. These are all concepts we are familiar with, but in this unprecedented time of COVID-19 lockdown, for a moment we were unsure how theatre would survive.
Reading that the Globe may struggle to come back from this current crisis without the help of donations and emergency funding didn’t seem quite real.
This joyous and lively production, starring Tamsin Greig, is one of the best versions of Shakespeare’s comedy I’ve ever seen.
I, Malvolio is Tim Crouch’s retelling of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night through the eyes of the blighted and picked-upon puritan, Malvolio. It’s the fourth time Crouch has written such an adaptation, which he hopes will “unlock Shakespeare for young audiences”.
To mark World Theatre Day (Friday 27 March 2020), the Royal Shakespeare Company is inviting people to join a live ‘watch along’ from their living rooms on 11 April of a recording of their 2017 production of Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night, featuring Adrian Edmondson as Malvolio and Kara Tointon as Olivia.
A selection of much-loved National Theatre Live productions will be made available to watch on YouTube for free over the next two months.
The RSC’s winter season features a musical version of The Magician’s Elephant & an epic Wars of the Roses staging.
Shakespeare’s Globe’s summer season 2020 will include Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night and Antony & Cleopatra.
As a slightly weary Twelfth Night veteran, personally I enjoyed this more sombre adaptation of the play, which remains accessible to newcomers while offering a fresh perspective to those who’ve seen it before.
“The funniest and bawdiest Shakespeare I have seen” – Reviews and audiences have been laughing themselves seasick at OVO Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night, which sets the action aboard an ocean liner. Take a look at some of our favourite reactions then book your tickets!
A Shakespearean time machine: The 1920s puts Ovo’s Twelfth Night into a completely new perspective.
OVO’s reimagining of Twelfth Night brings a fresh perspective to a story many of us will have seen several times before, and that in itself is quite an achievement.
Twelfth Night in the roaring twenties? OVO Theatre brings its inventive musical take on Shakespeare to the Rose Playhouse.
Life aboard the high seas in OVO Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night is full of music, relaxation and cocktails that just won’t stay in their shakers, certainly according to these brilliant production images. Take a look, then book your tickets!
Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is given a jazz-age twist in a new musical version of the classic comedy currently entertaining audiences at The Rose Playhouse. And instead of taking place in the Bard’s Illyria, the action in this production takes place on an ocean liner. Book your tickets now!
Director Adam Nichols chatted to Emma Clarendon about his latest production a new take on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.
Anna Girvan’s music festival themed production of Twelfth Night has plenty of nice elements to it – but can get carried away with itself at times.