by William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night is a comedy of identity, overflowing into a world of wonder and madness. The irresistible force of Orsino’s passion opposes the immovable object of Olivia’s vow of a seven-year seclusion. Enter the twins, Viola and Sebastian, into Illyria; passion shifts, vows get broken and love, reunion and joy delight the theatrical senses.
“For those who yearn for straight Shakespeare, this is a highly commendable production…..”
“Rutter’s production shows how inventive and versatile Northern Broadsides has become.”
“His (Rutter’s) is not a production with any filigree work – or finickiness. It is quick and natural and all of a piece.”
“This topsy-turvy play is ideal for a tight-knit company.In the hands of Northern Broadsides, the balance of characters are perfectly weighed…a jumble of a tale told with impressive clarity.”
Yorkshire Evening Post
“Outstanding Shakespeare: Shakespeare to get excited about and to thrill the senses.”