Twelfth Night is one of the best novels by William Shakespeare is a story of romance, disguise and satire. Even if you have read Twelfth Night, don't miss the play that brings a different angle to the story. The British Council in India brings an opportunity for all lovers of Shakespeare work, to see it in action and that too with a different perspective. This is purely a not-to-miss opportunity for all stage lovers, Shakespeare admirers and art lovers. The play Twelfth Night comes from none other than the world acclaimed Filter Theatre.
Filter Theatre has created Shakespeare's widely acclaimed work in an entirely different manner. Twelfth Night is written by William Shakespeare more than 400 years back. The work has been created by Filter Theatre, Directed by Sean Holmes, Music & Sound is by Tom Haines & Ross Hughes; and associate directors are Oliver Dimsdale & Ferdy Roberts. This is entirely a fresh look given to Twelfth Night and that way is entirely different from all the earlier work done on Twelfth Night. A rock-and-roll remix of Shakespeare's most acclaimed comedy has been created by Filter Theatre with the Royal Shakespeare Company. It was nice interaction with the director and few of the artists on Nov. 23 at British Council.
Twelfth Night is interactive play with a touch of intimacy, rock and comedy. Technically you will find a lot of advancements in delivery and sound to produce a work that retains its charm among the modern day audience. Filter Theatre is prominently admired in the UK and elsewhere. The story of Twelfth Night is quite interesting with powerful characters like Olivia, Sir Toby Belch, Orsino, Malvolio, Illyria and many more.
The play revolves around the collision of two worlds - Olivia’s melancholic, puritanical household clashes with Sir Toby Belch’s drunken revelry. Orsino’s relentless pursuit of Olivia and Malvolio’s extraordinary transformation typify the madness of love in Illyria: land of make-believe and illusion. In the midst of all of this, the production stays true to Shakespeare’s tale, accurately conveying the melancholy of unrequited lovers and the mad things that we all do when falling head over heels. The India tour of Filter Theatre also includes workshops for schools and theatre professionals besides the regular performance of the play in various cities across the country.
The India tour schedule is as below:
In Delhi, the shows are being held at two locations. Nov. 24 show is at British Council office, New Delhi at 7 p.m. On Nov. 25, there are two shows at Modern School, Barakhamba Road - 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.