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:

Aiman Bandali
Aiman Bandali
Stage Manager
2018, Assistant Stage Manager
Elizabeth Rodipe
Elizabeth Rodipe
Assistant Stage Manager
2017, Assistant Stage Manager
Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester
Sam Rayner-Adams
Sam Rayner-Adams
Assistant Stage Manager
2017, Assistant Stage Manager
The Orange Tree Theatre
Avery Trunko
Avery Trunko
Stage Manager
2015, Assistant Stage Manager
Melissa Thompson
Melissa Thompson
Stage Manager
2015, Assistant Stage Manager
Amy Hawthorne
Amy Hawthorne
Assistant Stage Manager
2014, Assistant Stage Manager
Crucible Theatre
Rebecca Shipman
Rebecca Shipman
Production Assistant
2012, Assistant Stage Manager
Beth Marston
Beth Marston
Assistant Stage Manager
2012, Assistant Stage Manager
The Riverside Theatre
Emily Wharton
Emily Wharton
Stage Manager
2011, Assistant Stage Manager
BCA Plaza Theatre
Rebecca Loxton
Rebecca Loxton
Stage Manager
2011, Assistant Stage Manager
Ludlow Festival
Ian Grigson
Ian Grigson
Deputy Stage Manager
2008, Assistant Stage Manager
Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch
Matthew North
Matthew North
Company Stage Manager
2004, Assistant Stage Manager
UK Tour
Kat Kowalsk
Kat Kowalsk
Stage Manager
2002, Assistant Stage Manager
Miche Power-Walker
Miche Power-Walker
Sound Manager
1989, Assistant Stage Manager
Poor Alex Theatre

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