In connection with their recent topic covering the Shakespeare play “The Tempest“, Willow & Elm Class had the amazing opportunity to visit the Southwark Playhouse to watch another wonderful play written by William Shakespeare, “Twelfth Night”.
The Southwark Playhouse aims to facilitate and showcase the work of some of the UK’s best up and coming talent with a focus on reinterpreting classic plays and contemporary plays of note. Their two atmospheric theatre spaces enable them to offer theatre artists and companies the opportunity to present their first fully realised productions. Over the past 20 years The Southwark Playhouse have produced and presented early productions by many aspiring theatre practitioners many of whom are now enjoying flourishing careers.
Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–1602 as a Twelfth Night’s entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play centres on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (who is disguised as Cesario) falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with the Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man.