"In Illyria, nothing that is so is so. Music and madness intertwine with love and mischief forcing a young shipwreck survivor, Viola, to assume a new identity in order to navigate her survival - along the way twisting the rules of gender...and attraction."
"We have made minimal cuts and changes to the text and are staying true to a vibrant, fast paced and audience focused interpretation. The staging is very physically demanding of actors and delightfully comic for audiences. With live instruments to make sound effects, no amplification of actors' voices and a focus on rhythm and pace that is true to the text, this production has some modern ideas but very true to a traditional way of playing Shakespeare that is fun and energised. It is set in no particular time period, rather we have created an Illyria that is musical, whimsical and a place of liminality where "nothing that is so is so"..."
Working with the unmanipulated, rich language and rhythm, the group have been vigorously nourishing their creative energies evermore over the past weeks, and cultivating exciting performances for a story which still resonates with audiences today. A romantic comedy of sorts, they will transport you to a world of fun, hilarity and intrigue, with a hope to make audience members feel like a part of the show, as well as observers. Jayde particularly likes using spaces which can delve into the set- using surrounding architecture, for example, to create an immersive experience.
With the Carving Theatre Company, you can be sure to indulge in an exhilarating performance of 'Twelfth Night.'
How much: preview- $10 conc/student, $15 full, Fri-Sun $15 conc/student, $20 full, book here
Who: Directed by Jayde Kirchert
Original music by Chris Beasley