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Twelfth Night

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Thursday 18 May – Saturday 5 August 2017

Globe Theatre

Tickets Running Time
Yard (standing) £5 | Gallery (seated) £20 – £45. Under 18s – £3 off all seats in the Globe Theatre To be confirmed

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Creatives


Writer
William Shakespeare 

Director
Emma Rice 

Designer
Lez Brotherston

Composer
Ian Ross

Choreographer
Etta Murfitt

Lighting Designer
Malcolm Rippeth

Sound Designer
Simon Baker 

‘How does he love me?

With adoration, with fertile tears,
With groans that thunder love, with sighs of fire.’

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Public Booking
Public Booking opens Monday 30 January 2017, 10.00am.

Synopsis


Twins Sebastian and Viola are shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, separated and believing each other to be dead. Beside herself with grief, Viola disguises herself as a boy and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino. The Duke, madly in love with the Countess Olivia, sends Viola to woo on his behalf. What could possibly go wrong? Olivia falls in love with the cross-dressed page while Viola falls deep and fast for Orsino. Meanwhile, mischievous servants play painful pranks at each other’s expense. Heady chaos ensues as griefs, loves and deep human confusions collide, but fear not! Sweet resolution wins the day as friends, twins and lovers are reunited.

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Expect cross-dressing, hijinks and bittersweet hilarity as Emma Rice directs Shakespeare’s timeless, soulful and irrepressible comedy.

 

Pre & post-show talks

Introductory Lectures →

Inspiring introductory talks about Twelfth Night given by leading Shakespeare scholars and supported by Globe actors.

Wednesday 24 May 2017
Monday 26 June 2017
Wednesday 5 July 2017

Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe
Tickets: £8 (£6 Members/Student)

Theatre Company Q&As →

Theatre company members share their experience of Twelfth Night, the Globe and answer your questions in these post-show Q&A sessions.

Tuesday 27 June 2017
Tuesday 4 July 2017

Time: 15 mins after matinee performance
Venue: Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe
Tickets: £5 (£4 Members/Student)

Exclusive events for our Members

Meet the Cast →

Twelfth Night cast members share their experience of working at the Globe and backstage secrets in these Q&A sessions.

Thursday 6 July 2017

Time: 15 mins after the matinee performance
Venue: Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe
Tickets: £3, including a glass of wine/soft drink

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