Twelfth Night

Tue 4 May 2010 – Sat 29 May 2010

by William Shakespeare
presented by Filter in Association with the Royal Shakespeare Company, directed by Sean Holmes



‘” a topsy-turvy madhouse where love is fragile, sexual gender unsure and authority paralysed in playtime. In catching this anarchic spirit of Shakespeare’s divine comedy, Sean Holmes’s production cuts through the melancholic membrane to the quick of its bloodstream” The Independent

‘The most hard-hearted purists would melt at Filter’s 90-minute reworking of this play…For newcomers to
Shakespeare, I can’t think of a better introduction…mad, wild, loving and hilarious.’ The Times

‘Infects the audience with the play’s celebratory spirit of madness from the start…You leave the theatre
feeling slightly changed yourself.’ Metro

‘Rock-and-roll Shakespeare’s a blast…Filter is a company blessed with wit, style and a sense of magic.’ Daily Telegraph

‘The jokes are genuinely funny, the music is both spontaneous and exciting…This irreverent and inventive Twelfth Night never outstays its welcome… just the ticket.’ Daily Telegraph

‘Puts the fun back into Twelfth Night and allows us to become participants in a feast of misrule.’ The Guardian

Experience the madness of love and loss in a radically cut, fast paced version of Shakespeare’s much loved comedy where classical verse meets riotous gig.

Filter’s explosive and irreverent 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.


Cast includes Jonathan Broadbent, Oliver Dimsdale, Victoria Moseley, Poppy Miller, Ferdy Roberts, Gemma Saunders, Tom Haines, Ross Hughes, Alan Pagan and Russell Marsh

Creatives include Sean Holmes (Director) and Tom Haines and Ross Hughes (Sound Designers).