Sunday May 2nd, 19:30BST
After a sudden end to the passage from Italy to America, Viola fears her brother, Sebastian, has drowned. She begins a new life disguised as Cesario and is employed by the notorious and lovelorn Don Orsino. From her apartment in the Ansonia Hotel, southern belle, Olivia rails against his love suits in the company of Malvolia, the concierge, and Maria, her maid. Cesario is asked for a favour that will lead Viola to a bar full of strife and Feste, the bartender, moonlighting as a jazz singer, with prohibition and fate about to change everything.
Introducing Nettie Chickering as Feste
Talented actor/singer Nettie Chickering is proving she is no April Fool as Feste in this ground-breaking production of Twelfth Night. Taking her inspiration from the likes of Josephine Baker and Ella Fitzgerald, she swings and sways to some darn hot bluesy jazz notes in 60 Hour Shakespeare’s reimagining of Illyria as Upper West Side Manhattan in 1919.
― Orsino, Twelfth Night
“If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.”
Raising Money for the Fiorentini Foundation
We're delighted to support the Fiorentini Foundation for our upcoming production.
The Fiorentini Foundation is the charitable arm of the Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School. The charity was founded in 2011 with the sole intention of enabling less fortunate children to access the world of the performing arts. We work extensively with underprivileged children and those with long term health issues.
While the production is on a donation basis, funds raised will make a huge impact to these children's lives.
Viola - Ilaria Diotallevi
Olivia - Sophia Priolo
Orsino - Stefano Guerriero
Malvolia - Georgie Rhys
Feste - Nettie Chickering
Andrew Aguecheek - Michael DeBlis
Toby Belch - Joe Penczak
Maria - Rachel Brownhill
Sebastian - Henry Silk
Antonio - Kealan McAllister
Curio - Oriana Buckland
Fabian - Ruth Cowell
Officer - Laura Plumley
Priest - Briony Sparrow
Sea Captain - Chris Barltrop
Valentine - Ellen Publicover
Voice and Text Director