Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night or What You Will by William Shakespeare

Wednesday 24th October 1990

Emmanuel Baptist Church, Trowbridge

Viola and Sebastian, twins, are separated during a shipwreck. Viola, thinking her brother dead, disguises herself as a man, Cesario, and enters the service of Duke Orsino. He sends Viola/Cesario to woo Lady Olivia on his behalf. Orsino does not know that Viola has fallen in love with him. Olivia is in mourning and refuses to accept the advances of any man. This does not keep her from falling in love with the disguised Viola.

Her uncle, Sir Toby Belch, spends his time drinking with Olivia’s clown, Feste, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek. Because of the arrogance of Olivia’s steward, Malvolio, Maria, Olivia’s chamber woman, plots with Sir Toby, Aguecheek, and Feste to get even. They dupe him into wearing yellow stockings cross gartered, which Olivia detests. She thinks him mad and he’s committed to a dark room. The arrival of Sebastian creates more confusion as Olivia mistakes him for the disguised Viola and marries him! More confusion reigns until the twins are finally reunited.

Gill Cooper


Orsino, Duke of Illyria

Valentine, gentleman attending to the Duke

Curio, gentleman attending to the Duke

Viola, later disguised as Cesario

Sebastian, her twin brother

Olivia, a Countess

Maria, Olivia’s waiting gentlewoman

Sir Toby Belch, Olivia’s kinsman

Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Sir Toby’s companion

Malvolio, Olivia’s steward

Fabian, a member of Olivia’s household

Feste, jester to Olivia

Servant to Olivia

Servant to Olivia


Clive Greaves

Mark Rhodes

Ann Andrews

Esme Howard

Kevin Gale

Sarah Ewing

Angela Giddings

Chris Brown

John Hurn

Jeremy Robertson

Peter Mundy

Mike Snelling

Ann Fisher

Carolyn Cooper

Dennis Hurn

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