The Art House presents
5 Aug 2023 Showing at The Art House Theatre
The Art House Presents
By William Shakespeare
Director Heather Fairbairn
Bell Shakespeare returns to The Art House in 2023 with Twelfth Night.
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, played by Jane Montgomery Griffiths (A Midsummer Night’s Dream).
Heather Fairbairn’s fresh retelling of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy is a dark collision of hidden identities and unrequited love. Featuring all-new music by Sarah Blasko, Twelfth Night ultimately asks us to find light in the darkness.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Director: Heather Fairbairn
Set and Costume Designer: Charles Davis
Lighting Designer: Verity Hampson
Composer: Sarah Blasko
Sound Designer: David Bergman
Sound Associate: Daniel Herten
Fight and Intimacy Director: Nigel Poulton
Choreographer: Elle Evangelista
Voice Coach: Jack Starkey-Gill
Jane Montgomery Griffiths as Malvolia
Keith Agius as Toby Belch
Isabel Burton as Sebastian/Viola
Alfie Gledhill as Viola
Amy Hack as Maria
Garth Holcombe as Orsino
Mike Howlett as Andrew/Captain
Tomáš Kantor as Feste
Chrissy Mae as Antonio
Ursula Mills as Olivia
"Bell Shakespeare has mastered the art of presenting Shakespeare in a manner that is accessible to the modern-day audience, while still endearing those who love the tradition." – Australian Stage
"Bell Shakespeare – arguably the best Shakespearean theatre company." – Herald Sun