Filter Theatre in association with RSC - Twelfth Night

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Filter Theatre in association with RSC - Twelfth Night

Time: April 1, 2014 at 7:30pm to April 2, 2014 at 7:30pm
Location: Sherman Theatre, Cardiff
Street: Senghennydd Road
City/Town: Cardiff
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Phone: 029 2064 6900
Event Type: performance
Organized By: Sherman Cymru
Latest Activity: Mar 6, 2014

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Event Description

Two worlds collide in Filter's explosive new take on Shakespeare’s lyrical Twelfth Night - which has been described as a rock n roll gig!

The staff at Warwick Arts Centre saw the show a few weeks ago and said the show ...

... is all about the music. Before the show starts, we see a stage filled with a complicated set up of instruments, from a great big double bass to keyboards, a full drum set, and many musical gadgets.

The multi-tasking actors are given ample room to show their talents, juggling multiple roles, instruments, songs and dance. It can get a bit chaotic up onstage, but it’s all part of the joy of live performance, and the cast pull it-off with aplomb.

Recognisable verse from Shakespeare’s mistaken identity comedy is maintained, but mixed with a decidedly 21st Century outlook, ramping up the ribald humour in a manner that wouldn’t be out of place on your average Saturday night out. There’s drunken revelry from Sir Toby Belch (rarely seen onstage without a can in his hand) and he leads the charge with songs and game-show style interludes. The actors invite the audience to join the fun and chaos. Participation isn’t mandatory, but it sure is infectious.

In the midst of all of this, the production stays true to Shakespeare’s tale, accurately conveying the melancholy of unrequited lovers, and the mad things that we all do when falling head over heels.

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.

Nominated for Best Shakespearean Production - Whats Onstage Awards 2008

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

Production perfromed in: English
Running time: 90m
Post-show talk: 1 April

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