Filter's radically-cut, fast-paced version of Shakespeare's much-loved comedy where classical verse meets riotous gig, directed by Sean Holmes.
Created by Filter in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Filter’s explosive and irreverent new take on this story of romance, satire and mistaken identity combines dynamic narrative drive with a torrent of sound and music creating one of the most accessible Shakespeare productions of recent years.
Originally commissioned for The RSC’s Complete Works Festival in 2006, Twelfth Night has performed at The British Council Showcase in Edinburgh, The Tricycle in London, and toured Europe (Holland, Germany and Spain) and the UK extensively.
NOMINATED FOR BEST SHAKESPEAREAN PRODUCTION (Whatsonstage Awards 2008).
“Rock-and-roll Shakespeare's a blast” Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph ★★★★
“The most hardhearted purists would melt at Filter's 90-minute reworking of this play, directed with passion, panache and precision by Sean Holmes. For newcomers to Shakespeare I can't think of a better introduction. The music is ferocious, fiery and funny: at times, it makes the Stones look like a group of genteel clergymen. This is not a send-up: it's a celebration – mad, wild, loving and hilarious.” John Peter, The Sunday Times ★★★★
Filter's lo-fi, 90min remix of Shakespeare's comedy infects the audience with the play's celebratory spirit of madness from the start…You leave feeling slightly changed yourself. The Metro ★★★★
“This modern staging makes the Bard's timeless comedy of mis-matched romantic desires burst with fresh irreverence.” The London Paper ★★★★
“Fresh, fast and very funny… Chaotic, creative and zinging with vibrant irreverence.” The Times
Recommended age 12+
Please see Filter Theatre's 'mockumentary' filmed on a previous tour of Twelfth Night. Please note that many of the cast have now changed but it will give you a feel for the show if you've not seen it before.
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