The Bard’s illustrious comedy of errors makes landfall in Vienna.
With lust, jealousy, deception, inebriation and greed all tied up in a convoluted yet charming love story, Shakespeare’s beloved farce Twelfth Night certainly lives up to its alternate title What You Will. Leaving no human vice untapped, TNT Britain and the American Drama Group Europe make a stop on their summer tour to bring wit, debauchery and mistaken identities to the leafy environs of Palais Liechtenstein’s park.
Shipwrecked on the Illyrian coast, twins Sebastian and Viola are separated, with the latter disguising herself as a man to avoid trouble. “Cesario” then becomes a page and later, a fool, for Duke Orsino, who is courting countess Olivia, who in turn has an eye on Sebastian who unexpectedly survived the wreck – and so, the romantic mess is complete.
For over ten years, TNT, under the umbrella of Grantly Marshall’s American Drama Group Europe, have produced countless of the bard’s comedies, touring over a hundred venues worldwide and gaining a reputation for charismatic musical theater and grotesque humor.
Twelfth Night is directed by Paul Stebbings, the Nottingham-born founder of TNT, who has received numerous accolades over his long career, most notably at the Edinburgh Festival for The Murder of Sherlock Holmes. Like previous productions, this open-air performance is accompanied by live music by British composer and trombonist John Kenny.
Jun 29, 19:00, Stadtpalais Liechtenstein.