English Touring Theatre takes Twelfth Night to Watford Palace Theatre

Twelfth Night
A Sheffield Theatres and English Touring Theatre co-production. Photos by Mark Douet

English Touring Theatre is back at Watford Palace Theatre this week, having joined forces with Sheffield Theatres to create an exhilarating production of Shakespeare’s famous Twelfth Night.

There’s disguise, deception, unrequited love and confusion aplenty in this hilarious comedy of mischief, madness and infatuation.

Twelfth Night is set in the period between World War 1 and World War 2 and fuses vivid storytelling, a highly visual style and elegant staging with an air of faded grandeur.

It features some of Shakespeare’s best-loved characters including Malvolio, Viola, Sir Toby Belch and Orsino.

The production stars Brian Protheroe as Feste, Hugh Ross as Malvolio and David Fielder as Sir Toby Belch.

Twelfth Night

A shipwreck separates twins who begin new lives, unknowingly in the same land.

Twelfth Night – recently voted one of the Nation’s Top Ten plays in English Touring Theatre’s My Favourite Play poll – is directed by Jonathan Munby (Antony and Cleopatra Shakespeare’s Globe) and designed by Colin Richmond (The Taming of the Shrew RSC).

With a 14-strong cast, this glorious and critically acclaimed production offers interesting new perspectives on one of Shakespeare’s most hilarious comedies.

If music be the food of love, play on . . .

Twelfth Night runs from Tuesday to Saturday.

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