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The Victoria University of Wellington season of “Twelfth Night”

“If music be the food of love, play on”

One of Shakespeare’s most romantic and hilarious comedies. Directed by Melanie Camp

Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola, a young woman shipwrecked in the country of Illyria who decides to dress as a man to make her make her way in the new land. She comes to serve the lovesick Count Orsino in his courtship of Lady Olivia, who instead falls for the fetching young go-between. Along the way, we met Sir Toby Belch and other riotous court characters, as well as that officious steward, Malvolio.

Melanie Camp’s production, set by the seaside in the 1920s, promises to be a sassy, mischievous affair of colourful costumes and lively music. From raucous comedy to swooning romance, Twelfth Night swings through the many moods of love and life with wit and laughter.

BYO Picnics highly recommended

Gladstone Vineyard, Wairarapa, 9-11 February, 5:30pm
www.gladstonevineyard.co.nz

The Dell, Wellington Botanic Gardens, 17 February-3 March, 7pm (no show Mondays)
Matinee performances, Sunday 19 and 26 February, 4pm
Tickets $15 Full/ $10 Concession
Bookings through Downstage Theatre: Phone: 04 801 6946/ bookings@downstage.co.nz
Door sales on the night (eftpos available)

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