Sun & Moon Theatre

Current Production

Twelfth Night (or What You Will)

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‘In delay there lies no plenty … youth’s a stuff will not endure’

Christmas 1917. As war wages on, those at home in Illyria try to forget and seek distraction. But when refugee twins, Viola and Sebastian, are shipwrecked and separated, they shake up this grief-stricken community, resulting in mistaken identity, folly and love.  Enriched with passion, wit and live music, this is a vibrant, intimate production of Shakespeare’s most delightful and thought-provoking comedy.

★★★★ ‘Sun and Moon Theatre’s compassionate and intelligent retelling of Twelfth Night delighted a full house … The decision to set it a hundred years ago, with echoes of terrible conflict far, but not far enough, away, is inspired’ (Remote Goat)

★★★★ ‘Excellent … the characterisation was spot on’ (Exepose)

★★★ ‘From start to finish, the audience are constantly entertained, laughing at the audacity of Shakespeare’s humour, left breathless at the story at work and captivated by each and every performance’ (An independent reviewer)

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Photos from the February 2017 performances taken by Matthew Bastone and Jade Gall.

Performance dates:

15th February 2017 – The Barnfield Theatre, Exeter, 7:30pm
16th February 2017 – The Barnfield Theatre, Exeter, 7:30pm
17th February 2017 – The Cygnet Theatre, Exeter, 7:30pm

18th June 2017 – The Royal Shakespeare Company Dell Open-Air Festival – RSC The Dell, Stratford-upon-Avon, 12pm and 3pm
27th June 2017 – Staff Festival 2017 – North Piazza, University of Exeter, 7pm
29th June 2017 – Fringe TheatreFest – Castle Green, Barnstaple, 7pm
2nd July 2017 – Fringe TheatreFest – Castle Green, Barnstaple, 2pm and 6pm
29th July 2017 – Bristol Shakespeare Festival – St George’s Park, Bristol, 2pm and 6:30pm
12th August 2017 – Summer Sessions – Palace Theatre, Paignton, 7:30pm

3rd November 2017 – The Mission Theatre, Bath, 7:30pm
4th November 2017 – The Mission Theatre, Bath, 2pm and 7:30pm
15th November 2017 – The Cygnet Theatre, Exeter, 7:30pm
16th November 2017 – The Cygnet Theatre, Exeter, 7:30pm
17th November 2017 – Tiverton Community Arts Theatre, Tiverton, 7:30pm

Audience response: “Wonderful play – a brilliant production” / “Great fun! Even for our children of 8/9 years” / “Such a fantastic performance … Loved every second” / “A genuine entertainment – very enjoyable” / “Amazing. As someone who sometimes struggles to understand Shakespeare, I found the performances totally clear and intensely funny” / “One of the funniest Shakespeares I have seen in a while!” / “Changed my mind about Shakespeare being rubbish at comedy!” / “Fun, brilliant, expressive. So enjoyable” / “Brilliant invention and clever use of props and devices.”

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