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Shorter Shakespeare: Twelfth Night

Below are the credits which accompany the photographs included in the Shorter Shakespeare Twelfth Night textbook. Also included are cast lists and information about each of the productions referenced.

Click on the title of the production you are interested in.

For more information on any of these productions, visit the Previous Productions archive.



2012 production, directed by Tim Carroll

2016 Playing shakespeare with deutsche bank production, directed by bill buckhurst




An all-male Original Practices production, Twelfth Night explored clothing, music, dance and settings possible in around 1601.

Photographer: John Tramper

Photographs: pages 8, 12

Cast: Liam Brennan (Orsino), Michael Brown (Viola), Paul Chahidi (Maria), Peter Hamilton Dyer (Feste), Colin Hurley (Antonio), Simon Hyde (Curio/Officer), Jan Knightley (Fabian/Captain), Rhys Meredith (Sebastian), Mark Rylance (Olivia), Peter Shorey (Valentine/Priest), Bill Stewart (Sir Toby Belch), Timothy Walker (Malvolio), Albie Woodington (Sir Andrew Aguecheek).



2012 production, directed by tim carroll


This production was a revival of the all-male Original Practices production which explored clothing, music, dance and settings possible in around 1601.

Photographer: Simon Annand

Photographs: pages 16, 32 (right), 34, 36, 40, 48 (top), 54, 70, 90

Cast: Liam Brennan (Orsino), Samuel Barnett (Viola), Paul Chahidi (Maria), John Paul Connolly (Antonio), Peter Hamilton Dyer (Feste), Kurt Egyiawan (Valentine), Stephen Fry (Malvolio), Matt Harrington (Curio/Officer/Olivia’s servant), Colin Hurley (Antonio), Terry McGinity (Sea Captain/Priest), Mark Rylance (Olivia), Jethro Skinner (Fabian), Joseph Timms (Sebastian), Angus Wright (Sir Andrew Aguecheek).




2016 playing shakespeare with deutsche bank PRODUCTION, DIRECTED BY bill buckhurst


There was little permanent set, but a large, rusty goods container. Feste played a white piano that was wheeled on and off. The piano was also used when Sir Toby, Sir Andrew and Fabian needed to hide from (and eavesdrop on) Malvolio.

Photographer: Ellie Kurttz

Photographs: pages 6, 10, 18, 20, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32 (left), 38, 42, 44, 48 (bottom), 50, 52, 56, 58, 62 (bottom), 64, 66, 68 (top), 72, 74 (top), 76, 80, 82, 84, 86, 88

Cast: Peter Bray (Antonio), Tom Davey (Sir Andrew Aguecheek), Katie Elin-Salt (Feste), Akyia Henry (Olivia), Molly Logan (Viola), Natasha Magigi (Maria), Alex Mugnaioni (Malvolio), Montgomery Sutton (Orsino), Dickon Tyrrell (Sir Toby Belch), Jack Wilkinson (Sebastian).