Twelfth Night, 2017
Following their success with Love’s Labour’s Lost and Love’s Labour’s Won in 2014, Director Christopher Luscombe and Designer Simon Higlett returned with Twelfth Night, featuring the RSC debut of Adrian Edmondson as the yellow-stocking mandolin-playing Malvolio.
The lavish late-Victorian designs included railway stations, opulent hothouses, wood-panelled halls and gardens, with period British and Indian costumes. Taking inspiration from Queen Victoria’s friendship with her Indian attendant, Abdul Karim, Feste was played as an Indian retainer in Olivia's court, and Viola and Sebastian were Indian twins marooned in 1890s England.
Also in the theatre this year were: Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, Titus Andronicus, and A Christmas Carol.