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The Twelfth Night or What You Will by William Shakespeare

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by Sharon Pegrum (subscribe)
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Young thespians do Shakespeare justice
I love Shakespeare, I don't always understand every word but it always has this ability to just wash over you and absorb into your soul. You seem to get understand what is going on by osmosis!

The opportunity to see Shakespeare performed by a group of young thespians who are revelling in their roles and having as much fun as the audience, is something not to be turned down.

Modicum Theatre Group is a not-for-profit group run by a selection of Perth's young theatrical talent. In addition to adapting and performing classic and modern pieces, they also create and perform original pieces.

But this serene Perth evening it was The Twelfth Night directed by Leigh Fitzpatrick. A comedy, written by William Shakespeare approximately 160102 it takes the audience on a journey of comic twists and eccentric characters. The audience is spellbound as it weaves the story of two twins (Viola and Sebastian) as they are separated by a storm at sea and finally reunited whilst also finding their true loves. Only Shakespeare right?

Each member of the cast played their role superbly. From the hilarious Sir Toby played by Mike Casas to the hard to woo Olivia played by Hannah Bardsley. I have to say though that each time Sarah Lewis took the stage as Feste she captivated the audience.

The audience were in stitches of laughter as you should be with a good Shakespeare comedy. If this is an indication of the standard of talent up and coming in Perth we are a very blessed theatre audience.

Held in Murdoch University amphitheatre there is a lovely atmosphere of comfort and relaxation with a good dose of culture. The bar consisted of snacks and drinks and was open all night. And the audience was not left to lug chairs and picnic blankets but instead were greeted by bean bags and deck chairs on which to relax and enjoy the show.

The Twelfth Night is on until 2nd December but if you miss this one head over to Modicum Theatre Perth's facebook page and keep an eye out for their next performance, there is sure to be something that will delight you.

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When: Now on until Saturday 2 December 7:30pm
Where: Outdoor Amphitheatre, Murdoch University South St Campus. The venue is outside Building 490 - Amenities.
Cost: Adult: $20 / Concession: $15
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