Thick As Thieves turn their hand to comedy with their madcap production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, which comes to London’s Hope Theatre next month.
Mistaken identity and gender confusion are enough to make this an uproarious tale of love and deception. Fearing her beloved twin brother drowned, Viola washes up on the shores of Illyria. Nearby, Countess Olivia also mourns a brother and is juggling a perpetually drunk uncle, two unwanted suitors and a pompous butler.
When their worlds collide, Viola finds herself tangled in a convoluted knot of emotions. Will she be able to unravel it all and get the happy ending she desires?
Following last year’s critically acclaimed and award-nominated The Tempest, Thick as Thieves return to The Hope Theatre with one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies.
Expect high energy, breakneck costume changes and sparkling wit as the company of four actors takes on all thirteen roles.
Directed by Nicky Diss, the cast is Nicky Diss, Thomas Judd, Madi MacMahon and Oliver Lavery.
Twelfth Night runs at the Hope Theatre, Islington, from April 12–30.