Viennas English Theatre

Twelfth Night

TWELFTH NIGHT is one of Shakespeare’s most popular and poetic comedies, centering on mistaken identities and a very unusual love triangle.

In Illyria, Duke Orsino is deeply in love with Lady Olivia, who is in mourning for her recently deceased brother. To honour his memory, she has sworn to live like a nun for seven years and refuses to receive any messages from Orsino. Meanwhile, Viola is washed ashore following a shipwreck in which she believes her twin brother, Sebastian, has drowned. Disguising herself as a young man under the name Cesario, she enters the service of Duke Orsino and quickly finds her way into his favour. Orsino sends the “young man” to woo the Countess Olivia, much against Viola’s will, for she has fallen in love with the Duke herself. Upon meeting the eloquent messenger, Olivia falls for Viola, believing her to be a man, thus creating an amusing love triangle which produces several complications. Meanwhile, in the comic subplot, several characters conspire to make Olivia’s pompous steward, Malvolio, believe that the Countess is infatuated with him. The unexpected arrival of Viola’s twin brother, Sebastian, adds further confusion at first, only to resolve the many entanglements into happy matrimony at last.

Current Dates

  • Fri. 09 Dec 2016, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 10 Dec 2016, 7:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 12 Dec 2016, 7:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 13 Dec 2016, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 14 Dec 2016, 7:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 15 Dec 2016, 7:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 16 Dec 2016, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 17 Dec 2016, 7:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 19 Dec 2016, 7:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 20 Dec 2016, 7:30 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

December

  • Wed. 21 Dec 2016, 7:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 22 Dec 2016, 7:30 p.m.