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Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night – Open Air

2nd August, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 20th August, 2017 @ 9:30 pm

We absolutely love the array of shows put on by the talented team at Barbican Theatre. This August, the theatre take to the stag at Plymouth’s Royal William Yard for an open air performance of Twelfth Night!

The following details were provided the Barbican Theatre, with the most recent information listed first.

Barbican Theatre Press Release - 21st June

One hundred and thirty three actors applied for roles in Twelfth Night and the final cast of eight includes a mixture of dynamism, long time experience and inspirational new comers from the region:

Ivanhoe Norona – Sir Toby Belch
Ivanhoe has an extensive history on stage and screen. On stage he has portrayed a variety of Shakespearean roles professionally including Bottom (Earl’s Courters’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream) Tybalt (Tight Fit’s Romeo & Juliet) MacDuff/Banquo (Wildcard’s Macbeth) and has already played Sir Toby Belch in Earl’s Courters’ Twelfth Night!

Ivanhoe is currently appearing in Netflix Original series The Crown as the Island King. He has also appeared alongside Orlando Bloom in The Calcium Kid (2004) and had a recurring role in Lee & Herring’s This Morning with Richard not Judy (1999).

Zoe Bloss – Viola / Cessario
Zoe is a drama graduate of Kingston University (2013) and was also a member of the prestigious National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (2009 – 2016). She previously played Snout in our summer 2015 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, has performed in Medea Vat Edinburgh Fringe Festival, played Emilia in KUDS production of Othello, and Map Lady in The Spice Box.

Jim Crago – Malvolio / Duke Orsino
Jim graduated from East 15 Acting School in 2013 (BA Hons Acting and Contemporary Theatre) and has appeared in a number of professional productions including as Claudio & Dogberry in Untamed Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing (2017) and as Bode in Lost Watch Theatre Company’s award winning Play For September with Lost Watch (2014). He has also appeared in ITV 1s Doc Martin and was a writer for Barbican Theatre’s production of Spice Box (2015).

Lucy Theobald – Feste
Lucy has an extensive theatre background and has performed in a number of Shakespeare productions including ICAT’s Macbeth at the Lowry (Lady Macbeth), As You Like It at Tristain Bates Theatre (Celia) and Taming of the Shrew at Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Lucentio). She completed her three-year Professional Acting training with Cygnet Theatre in 2013. Lucy recently played Ashley in Why Would You?, DCON’s south west tour (produced by Barbican Theatre) and Tree Shadow Theatre’s UK tour of Waving Goodbye.

Barbican Theatre are excited to announce their #BardInTheYard Director this year is Jon Nash. Jon has an extensive history of working with Shakespeare, and is currently Co-Directing Untamed Theatre’s tour of Much Ado About Nothing. He has made work for Bristol Shakespeare Festival, Plymouth Fringe Festival, Plymouth City Council and Sailsbury Museum. Jon was Assistant Director for Barbican Theatre’s 2015 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Associate Director of Ripped Script’s production of As You Like It in 2013. An acclaimed writer Jon also created The Spice Box (2015) and our current Theatrical Walking Tour ‘Rope Walks’.

Jon Nash, Director

Barbican Theatre is delighted to announce it will be bringing a joyful, highly visual and accessible version of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to the stunning Residence One Garden at Royal William Yard this August.

Twelfth Night is the third production in our popular ’Bard in the Yard’. This follows two hugely successful previous summer productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015) and Romeo & Juliet (2016). This production is part of Barbican Theatre’s commitment to creating high quality, accessible work while supporting and developing local talent.

A total of 18 performances will be staged outdoors in the stunning Residence One Garden at Royal William Yard from 2 – 20 August and is perfect for the whole family.

Twelfth Night is a story where nobody is quite what they seem and absolutely anything seems possible. Identical twins are shipwrecked and lost from each other in a strange, upside down world. To survive “she” pretends to be a ”he” and “he” ends up caught in a mad tangle of love.

Barbican Theatre’s Artistic Director, Mark Laville, who is Producing Twelfth Night, says;

“Twelfth Night is Shakespeare’s chaotic comedy about partying, identity, cross-dressing and the search for true love. After the success of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo & Juliet we know Twelfth Night will be an exceptional experience when produced specifically for the magnificent garden at Residence One. I’m really looking forward to working with the team to create a performance the whole family will enjoy.”

£17 Full / £14 Concessions (Under 16 / Over 60 / Students / Disabled)
(Additional booking fees apply – see our Terms and Conditions for full details)

FAMILY SAVER: Buy two adult and two Under 16 tickets for £56!
GROUP SAVER: Buy 10 tickets and get an 11th FREE!

The images above were taken from the two previous Shakespeare productions by Barbican Theatre at Royal William Yard: A Midsummer Night’s Dram (Aug 2015) and Romeo & Juliet (Aug 2016). Credit: Gemma Ward Photography (except top left Sam Lounds)


2nd August, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
20th August, 2017 @ 9:30 pm
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