Cast Announced For Twelfth Night

Twelth Night

Artistic and Executive Director, Paul Hart has announced the company for his new production of Twelfth Night at The Watermill Theatre. Following the success of last year’s Romeo + Juliet set in a bar, The Watermill will stage a new 1920s inspired production of Twelfth Night continuing the theatre’s bold, ensemble driven approach to Shakespeare.

The Cast

Returning to The Watermill to reprise their roles in Romeo + Juliet and to perform in Twelfth Night are:-

  • Victoria Blunt (Benvolio/Maria)
  • Rebecca Lee (Friar/Viola)
  • Lauryn Redding (Nurse/Toby Belch)
  • Mike Slader (Paris/Aguecheek)
  • Stuart Wilde (Romeo/Sebastian)

Joining the ensemble are Peter Dukes (Tybalt/Malvolio) who played the role of Bela Zangler in The Watermill’s 2016 summer musical, Crazy For You, Aruhan Galieva (Juliet/Olivia), Emma McDonald (Lady Capulet/Antonia), Offue Okegbe (Mercutio/Feste) and Jamie Satterthwaite (Capulet/Orsino).

Twelfth Night is reimagined in the 1920s where prohibition is rife and Europe is reeling in the wake of war. The ensemble of actor-musicians will perform live a scintillating selection of jazz with a modern twist including, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt and Ella Fitzgerald, fused with an innovative approach to staging.

Shakespeare’s immortal tale of an all-consuming love, Romeo + Juliet is reprised in this youthful, energetic production that features music by Mumford and Sons, Johnny Flynn, The Vaccines, The Civil Wars and Hozier.

Twelfth Night and Romeo + Juliet are designed by Katie Lias, with lighting designed by Tom White, sound designed by David Gregory and movement by Tom Jackson Greaves. Ned Rudkins-Stow is Musical Director and Johnny Flynn is Music Associate.

Twelfth Night runs from 6 April to 6 May and in repertoire with Romeo + Juliet from 18 to 22 July. Both productions will tour nationally from Tuesday 16 May to Thursday 3 August.

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