Date: Sunday 7 July 2013
Location: The Dell, Stratford-upon-Avon
Times: 12pm and 3pm
Duration: 1 hour, 30 mins
Cost: Free of charge, just turn up
Shakespeare's famous comedy features gender swapping, mistaken identities, and the complications of love.
Midsummer Madness Theatre Company's Twelfth Night is a vibrant ensemble performance enriched with music, colour and entertainment.
Shipwrecked on the shore of Illyria, Viola disguises herself as a boy in order to serve the Duke Orsino, unaware that her twin brother has also survived.
Everything goes awry when the twins are mistaken for each other, resulting in fights, confusion, joyful reunion and weddings.
Devised by Staging Shakespeare students from the University of Exeter, this joyful production was originally performed in a successful South-West tour.
About the Midsummer Madness Theatre Company
This enthusiastic company have been working together since September 2012, founded by students on the University of Exeter's MA/MFA Theatre Practice: Staging Shakespeare.
The Company collaborate on a range of theatre work and experiment with eclectic methods and styles of staging Shakespearean text for modern audiences.
In 2013, they completed a two-week residency at Shakespeare's Globe in London, concluding with a production of The Winter's Tale, directed by Philip Bird.
Their original production of Twelfth Night, directed by Tony Lidington, was part of a successful tour of Devon and Cornwall; playing in Exeter, Newton Abbot, Payhembury, Sidmouth and North Hill.
The Company members are multinational, coming from contrasting cultural and working backgrounds, each with different skills and experience in the theatre industry. They're a close-knit ensemble, united by their passion for Shakespeare and determination to delight their audiences.
Image shows the poster for Twelfth Night © Midsummer Madness Theatre Company