Shakespeare's Globe

Twelfth Night [2012]

Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Atul Kumar
Translated by: Amitosh Nagpal

Part of the 2012 Globe to Globe Festival.

Performed in Hindi by Company Theatre, from Mumbai, India. 

Fresh from touring their radical Hamlet: The Clown Prince into the Hackney Empire, the Company Theatre return to London with a new interpretation of Twelfth Night for the Globe. Atul Kumar, their artistic director, is trained in the traditional Indian dance and martial art forms of Kathakali and Kalerippayattu, and is delighted to return to the UK with the company's vibrant production of this comic classic.


Twins Sebastian and Viola are shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, separated and believing each other to be dead. Viola, disguised as a boy, serves Duke Orsino and is sent to woo Countess Olivia, on his behalf. Olivia falls in love with the cross-dressed page while Viola loves Orsino; and mischievous servants play pranks as each other’s expense. A chaos of mistaken identity ensues, finally resolved in marriage as twins and lovers are reunited.


  • Costumes Trupti Khamkar, Neha Saraf, Kiyomi Mehta
  • Music Assistants Gagan Riar, Rahul Sharma, Saurabh Nayyar
  • Dance Assistant Neha Saraf


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