The Watermill Theatre presents: TWELFTH NIGHT
The Watermill Theatre presents
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Paul Hart
Thursday 6 April to Saturday 6 May
In repertoire with Romeo + Juliet - Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22 July
Artistic and Executive Director, Paul Hart
today announces the company for his new production of Twelfth Night
from 6 April to 6 May
. Following the success of last year’s Romeo + Juliet
set in a bar, The Watermill will stage a new 1920s inspired production of Twelfth Night
continuing the theatre’s bold, ensemble driven approach to Shakespeare.
Returning to The Watermill to reprise their roles in Romeo + Juliet
and to perform in Twelfth Night
are Victoria Blunt
(Benvolio/Maria), Rebecca Lee
(Friar/Viola), Lauryn Redding
(Nurse/Toby Belch), Mike Slader
(Paris/Aguecheek) and Stuart Wilde
(Romeo/Sebastian). Joining the ensemble are Peter Dukes
(Tybalt/Malvolio) who played the role of Bela Zangler in The Watermill’s 2016 summer musical, Crazy For You
, Aruhan Galieva
(Juliet/Olivia), Emma McDonald
(Lady Capulet/Antonia), Offue Okegbe
(Mercutio/Feste) and Jamie Satterthwaite
is reimagined in the 1920s where prohibition is rife and Europe is reeling in the wake of war. The ensemble of actor-musicians will perform live a scintillating selection of jazz with a modern twist including, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt and Ella Fitzgerald, fused with an innovative approach to staging.
Shakespeare’s immortal tale of an all-consuming love, Romeo + Juliet
is reprised in this youthful, energetic production that features music by Mumford and Sons, Johnny Flynn, The Vaccines, The Civil Wars and Hozier.
and Romeo + Juliet
are designed by Katie Lias, with lighting designed by Tom White, sound designed by David Gregory and movement by Tom Jackson Greaves. Ned Rudkins-Stow is Musical Director and Johnny Flynn is Music Associate.
runs from 6 April to 6 May
and in repertoire with Romeo + Juliet
from 18 to 22 July.
Both productions will tour nationally from Tuesday 16 May to Thursday 3 August
Sheepdrove Organic Farm and Eco-Conference Centre are Principal Sponsor of Twelfth Night
at The Watermill and Neal’s Yard Remedies, UK Tour Sponsor.