Bell Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night
THEATRE
DateAugust 16 2023 - August 19 2023
LocationState Theatre CentrePerth
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Heather Fairbairn’s fresh retelling of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy is a dark collision of hidden identities and unrequited love.

Viola is shipwrecked and believes her twin Sebastian lost to the ocean. Washed up in a strange new land, determined to survive, Viola disguises herself as a man named Cesario and finds work with Duke Orsino, only to fall head over heels in love with him. But Orsino is in love with Olivia, who – grieving for her brother – refuses all offers of romance. Until, that is, she meets Cesario for the first time. A whirlwind of passion ensues, leaving no one unaffected, not even Olivia’s prudish housekeeper Malvolia.

Featuring all-new music by Sarah Blasko, Twelfth Night ultimately asks us to find light in the darkness.