Twelfth Night is a comedy of mistaken identity, social position and most of all, love. Viola, Olivia, Orsino, everyone is helplessly, passionately, madly in love – probably with the wrong person. Add in a case of mistaken identity, a girl disguised as a boy and you have the perfect Shakespearian comedy.

Duke Orsino is in with love with Lady Olivia.
She, however, is in mourning and has sworn to live like a nun, refusing to receive any messages from Orsino. On the coast of Illyria, Viola is washed ashore following a shipwreck in which she believes her twin brother, Sebastian, has died. She disguises herself as a young man (Cesario) and gains employment in Orsino’s household, where (s)he quickly becomes a favourite.

In this production, conceived for the Midsummer Scene Festival in Dubrovnik, Croatia, Helen Tennison directs a British cast, including Bermudian Jason Eddy as Duke Orsino.  She has chosen La Belle Epoque as the inspiration for the setting; the free bohemian lifestyle before the onset of war reflects the last day of Christmas festivities, after which confusions are resolved and our heroes and heroines are united in true love. We are left with a sense that all is finally in its right place, the couples will live happily ever after, we hope…


Tuesday, January 24

8:00pm

Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall

Wednesday, January 25

8:00pm

Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall

ADULTS

$75


STUDENTS & SENIORS

$35