By William Shakespeare
Separated in a shipwreck from her twin brother and believing him dead, Viola disguises herself as a boy and is employed by Count Orsino to woo the reluctant Lady Olivia. Olivia is indeed finally awoken from her own grief by a new love, but for the servant and not the master, whilst Viola herself has fallen head over heels for the Count.
Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identities, unrequited love, trickery and drunken reveling was the first play ever staged at the Open Air Theatre in 1932.
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"Edward Dick’s intensely enjoyable production… an amazing pleasure… well thought out and convincing."
"Clive Rowe's Feste is a grandstanding, sweet-voiced delight."
"Janie Dee as melt-in-the-mouth Olivia and Clive Rowe as an insanely sweet-throated clown, Feste."
"Rowe is impressive, producing a steam of inventive visual clowning and delivering the musical numbers with magnetic assurance."
- Director – Edward Dick
- Set Designer – Robert Innes Hopkins
- Costume Designer – Fotini Dimou
- Composer – Dominic Muldowney
- Movement Director – Jane Gibson
- Lighting Designer – Simon Mills
- Sound Designer – Fergus O'Hare
- Associate Designer – Rachael Canning
- Voice Coach – Carol Fairlamb
- Casting Director – Ginny Schiller
- Assistant Director – Paul Foster
- Maria – Claire Benedict
- Ensemble – Jennifer Bryden
- Antonio – Richard Cotton
- Fabian – Andy Cryer
- Olivia – Janie Dee
- Viola – Natalie Dew
- Andrew Aguecheek – Clive Hayward
- Curio – Ben Ingles
- Sebastian – Neet Mohan
- Officer – Harry Myers
- Malvolio – Richard O'Callaghan
- Orsino – Oscar Pearce
- Ensemble – Annalisa Rossi
- Feste – Clive Rowe
- Sea Captain – Marcello Walton
- Priest – David Whitworth
- Valentine – Leon Williams
- Sir Toby Belch – Tim Woodward