Overview

Synopsis

Simon Phillips brings one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated works to life for this highly anticipated reunion with stage and screen luminary Geoffrey Rush.
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Reviews

Arguably Shakespeare’s most perfect rom-com.

The Age
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Synopsis

This exquisite comedy is a timeless masterpiece, bursting at the seams with passion and music. Yet it starts with a twin sister and brother shipwrecked, grief-stricken, both believing the other to be drowned. Shakespeare’s lyrical fantasy slams poetry into melancholia, laced with drunkenness and misrule in bucket loads. Identity confusion abounds in a whirligig of capricious farce as everything spins out of control towards a sense of harmony.

Simon Phillips (Macbeth) again brings one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated works to life at MTC for this highly anticipated reunion with stage and screen luminary Geoffrey Rush, as the social-climbing and butt of all jokes, Malvolio.


Geoffrey Rush discusses reuniting with director Simon Phillips for Twelfth Night.

Cast & Crew

Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Rush

Malvolio

Brent Hill

Brent Hill

Feste

Richard Piper

Richard Piper

Sir Toby Belch

Christie Whelan Browne

Christie Whelan Browne

Olivia

Frank Woodley

Frank Woodley

Sir Andrew Aguecheek

Simon Phillips

Simon Phillips

Director

Gabriela Tylesova

Gabriela Tylesova

Set & Costume Designer

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Nick Schlieper

Lighting Designer

Leith McPherson

Leith McPherson

Voice & Dialect Coach

News & Reviews

Reviews

Arguably Shakespeare’s most perfect rom-com.

The Age

Mistaken identities, cross-dressing, practical jokes, wicked humour, interrupted romance and happy endings.

Herald Sun

Venues

Attendance Information

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