Plays Directory : The Twelfth Night

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    William Shakespeare
  • Written
    1601-02
  • Overview
    In the kingdom of Illyria, a nobleman named Orsino lies around listening to music, pining away for the love of Lady Olivia. He cannot have her because she is in mourning for her dead brother and refuses to entertain any proposals of marriage. Meanwhile, off the coast, a storm has caused a terrible shipwreck. A young, aristocratic-born woman named Viola is swept onto the Illyrian shore. Finding herself alone in a strange land, she assumes that her twin brother, Sebastian, has been drowned in the wreck, and tries to figure out what sort of work she can do. A friendly sea captain tells her about Orsino’s courtship of Olivia, and Viola says that she wishes she could go to work in Olivia’s home. But since Lady Olivia refuses to talk with any strangers, Viola decides that she cannot look for work with her. Instead, she decides to disguise herself as a man, taking on the name of Cesario, and goes to work in the household of Duke Orsino.

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13 known characters

21 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Tom Huxley Golden
2020, Sir Toby Belch
The Patrick Centre
Toby Kreimendahl
2020, Draper
Silvia Manazzone
2020, Maria
Elena Novello
2020, Chorus
Young Vic
Allie York
Allie York
Stage Manager
2020, Stage Manager
The Old American Can Factory
Jessica Gittins
2019, Viola
Theatr Y Castell/ The Castle Theatre
Paco Tolson
Paco Tolson
Acting Coach
2019, Actor—Aguecheek
Classic State Company
Will Forester
2019, Orsino
Rose Playhouse Bankside / Maltings Theatre St Albans
Kate Roche
Kate Roche
Actor
2019, Maria
Birmingham Hippodrome
Eleanor Faye
Eleanor Faye
Actor
2019, Olivia
Arcola Theatre
Simon Pennicott
2019, Feste / Sea Captain
Highdown Gardens
Phillip Herd
Phillip Herd
Actor
2019, Orsino
New Wimbledon Theatre
Simon Kane
Simon Kane
Actor
2019, Host
Jake Mills
Jake Mills
Actor
2019, Feste
New Wimbledon Theatre
Lillie Prowse
2019, Malvolia
Wyllyotts Theatre
Georgia Rose
Georgia Rose
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Stage Manager on Book
The Carne Theatre & London Schools Tour
Jill Priest
Jill Priest
Actor
2019, Choreographer
The Rose Playhouse
Emma Elizabeth Wright
2019, Olivia
The Rose Playhouse, Bankside, London and The Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans
Jessica King
Jessica King
Actor
2019, Antonia
Wyllyotts Theatre
Steven Elliott
2019, Orsino
GPOAT

Alternative Names

12th Night, Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Twelfth Night, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night : London Tour, Twelfth Night (Open Air), Twelfth Night, or What You Will, Twelfth Night or What You Will, Tweltfh night, Twelth Night