Following its run at The Watermill and its UK and international tour last year, The Watermill Ensemble will bring its production of Twelfth Night to the Wilton’s Music Hall from the 12th September.
Directed by Paul Hart, the production is set to include returning cast members Victoria Blunt (Maria), Peter Dukes (Malvolio), Rebecca Lee (Viola), Emma McDonald(Antonia), Offue Okegbe (Feste), Lauryn Redding (Sir Toby Belch), Jamie Satterthwaite (Orsino) and Mike Slader. Lillie Flynn (Olivia) and Ned Rudkins-Stow (Sebastian) join the original cast.
Bohemian, outlandish, isolated: Illyria is a land where everyone has lost something in a world reeling in the wake of war. Viola is washed ashore. In a bid to survive this mysterious ethereal land, she disguises herself as Cesario to serve the solitary Duke Orsino. What follows is a tale of mistaken identities, seduction and transformation, leading to a complex love triangle and the near destruction of all propriety!
This production re-imagines Twelfth Night in the hedonistic 1920s, where prohibition is rife. It combines innovative staging with actor-musicianship, while the radical spirit of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald collides with the contemporary influence of Postmodern Jukebox.
Twelfth Night is designed by Katie Lias, sound design by David Gregory, movement by Tom Jackson Greaves and musical direction by Ned Rudkins-Stow.