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Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare
directed by John Crook

Twelfth Night

One of Shakespeare's most enduring and best loved comedies, Twelfth Night is an extremely funny study of the madness of love. Viola, shipwrecked and separated from her (of course) twin brother, seeks to make a life for herself in Illyria at the court of Duke Orsino, disguised, (well, obviously) as a young man. There she finds a highly unlikely bunch of characters including Sir Toby Belch and Sir Andrew Aguecheek, a couple of drunken members of the household of the lady Olivia, who (you've guessed it) immediately falls in love with her. One of the greatest subplots ever written centres on Olivia's arrogant steward, Malvolio, who is led to believe that she, Olivia, (keeping up?) loves him, with, as they say, hilarious consequences.

 

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Sunday 24 to Saturday 30 July 2011
Currently sold out for every performance except the Matinee on Saturday 30th.
Performances at 7.45p.m., also a matinee at 3p.m. on Saturday 30th July No performance on the Wednesday.

Please enquire of the Box Office before booking tickets as to the extent of the provision available at the Mary Wallace Theatre for those with disabilities.

Other past productions

  1. The Tempest - William Shakespeare
  2. The Death of Miss Gloria Starr - Devised by the cast
  3. Metamorphosis - Steven Berkoff, from the classic story by Franz Kafka
  4. The Seagull - Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Torben Betts
  5. The History of Cardenio - William Shakespeare, John Fletcher and Gary Taylor
  6. The Snow Dragons - Lizzie Nunnery
  7. The Weir - Conor McPherson
  8. Oh! What a Lovely War - Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop
  9. The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare
  10. Tom and Viv - Michael Hastings
  11. As You Like It - William Shakespeare
  12. Toad of Toad Hall - A. A. Milne - A play from Kenneth Grahame’s book ‘The Wind in the Willows’ Music by H Fraser-Simson
  13. Collaborators - John Hodge
  14. Boeing-Boeing - Marc Camoletti translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans
  15. We Are Three Sisters - Blake Morrison
  16. THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO - Lee Hall from Carlo Collodi’s original tale
  17. The White Devil - John Webster
  18. The Adventures of Dick Whittington and his Cat - Dickon Williamson
  19. King Lear - William Shakespeare
  20. The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare
  21. Coraline - from the novel by Neil Gaiman
  22. Night Must Fall - Emlyn Williams
  23. All’s Well that Ends Well - William Shakespeare
  24. The Government Inspector - Nikolai Gogol, adapted by D. J. Campbell
  25. Uncle Vanya - Anton Chekhov, in a version by Christopher Hampton
  26. Egad! The Woman in White - Tim Kelly
  27. Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett, adapted by Stephen Briggs
  28. Master Shakeshafte - Peter Parkinson
  29. Love’s Labour’s Lost - William Shakespeare
  30. Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Salman Rushdie, Tim Supple and David Tushingham
  31. From These Green Heights - Dermot Bolger
  32. Othello - William Shakespeare
  33. Blood Wedding (Youth Theatre) - Federico García Lorca - Translation by Gwynne Edwards
  34. The Chalk Garden - Enid Bagnold
  35. A Tender Thing - Ben Power
  36. The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
  37. Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare
  38. Educating Rita - Willy Russell
  39. The Merry Wives of Windsor - William Shakespeare
  40. Robin Hood - David Barrett
  41. Double Bill: Leonardo’s Last Supper and Laughter (Part II) - Peter Barnes
  42. Designs on Ladies - Georges Feydeau, translated by David King, adapted by Rodney Figaro
  43. Rhinoceros - Eugene Ionesco, translated by Martin Crimp
  44. Once in a Lifetime - Moss Hart & George S Kaufman
  45. The Deep Blue Sea - Terence Rattigan
  46. Dracula - Liz Lochhead adapted from Bram Stoker's novel
  47. Henry VIII or All is True (staged reading) - William Shakespeare & John Fletcher
  48. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery - David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin jr.
  49. Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
  50. Around The World in 8 Plays - Patrick Greene and Jason Pizzarello
  51. In the Club - Richard Bean
  52. Measure for Measure - William Shakespeare
  53. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens, adapted by Jo Clifford
  54. Peter Pan - JM Barrie (John Caird and Trevor Nunn)
  55. Taking Sides - Ronald Harwood
  56. Aladdin - John Crocker - Music & Lyrics by Eric Gilder
  57. Little Gem - Elaine Murphy
  58. Vita & Virginia - Eileen Atkins
    adapted from correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West
  59. Tom Paine - Paul Foster
  60. Youth Theatre Double Bill - Will Averill: Cinderella: Or How Pipsqueak the Mouse Became a Stallion. 'Crinkley Bottom............' was devised in-house
  61. Gormenghast - John Constable adapted from the novel by Mervyn Peake
  62. This Story of Yours - John Hopkins
  63. King John - William Shakespeare
  64. Pygmalion - Bernard Shaw
  65. Fallen Angels - Noel Coward
  66. A Month in the Country - Ivan Turgenev - adapted into English by Emlyn Williams
  67. Glengarry Glen Ross - David Mamet
  68. A Midsummer Night’s Dream - William Shakespeare
  69. A Vampire Story - Moira Buffini
  70. Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll - dramatised by Adrian Mitchell
  71. The Odd Couple (female version) - Neil Simon
  72. The Beauty Queen of Leenane - Martin McDonagh
  73. Antony and Cleopatra - William Shakespeare
  74. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - Tom Stoppard
  75. Gaslight - Patrick Hamilton
  76. Cymbeline - William Shakespeare
  77. Iron - Rona Munro
  78. Confusions - Alan Ayckbourn
  79. Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare
  80. I Hate Shakespeare - Steph DeFerie
  81. Moonlight and Magnolias - Ron Hutchinson
  82. Lulu - Frank Wedekind, in a version by Peter Barnes
  83. Macbeth - William Shakespeare
  84. Whipping It Up - Steve Thompson
  85. Harvey - Mary Chase
  86. Happy Days - Samuel Beckett
  87. Days of Wine and Roses - Owen McCafferty
  88. Henry V - William Shakespeare
  89. Arabian Nights - adapted by Dominic Cooke
  90. Vincent in Brixton - Nicholas Wright
  91. The Real Thing - Tom Stoppard
  92. Titus Andronicus - William Shakespeare
  93. An Inspector Calls - J. B. Priestley
Richmond Shakespeare Society
The Mary Wallace Theatre The Embankment,
Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3DU
Box Office 020 8744 0547
(between 10 am and 7 pm only please)

“Thus we play the fools with time; and the spirits of the wise sit in the clouds and mock us” Henry IV, Act ii, Sc.2