Canal Street Online Manchester

Twelfth Night at Royal Exchange

Twelfth Night at Royal Exchange

An intoxicating comedy with gender, identity and love at its centre storms onto the Royal Exchange Theatre’s main stage this spring.

TWELFTH NIGHT is directed by the award-winning Jo Davies who makes her Royal Exchange debut with Shakespeare’s whirlwind comedy. Faith Omole, Kevin Harvey and Mina Anwar return to the Exchange as Viola, Orsino and Maria, Kate Kennedy takes on the role of Olivia and Anthony Calf is Malvolio.

Award-winning Manchester-based transgender artist and activist Kate O’Donnell makes her Royal Exchange debut in the role of Feste, the wise observer in this foolish, lovesick kingdom. Live music from the critically acclaimed folk musician Kate Young and lap-tap guitarist Joe Gravil adds to the complexity of this intricate comedy which probes gender-politics and ideas of belonging. The play runs from 13 April - 20 May.

Washed up on the shores of Illyria after a ship-wreck, Viola hides her true identity by disguising herself as a man. Finding a job - and love - at the court of Duke Orsino, Viola becomes muddled in mistaken identities when her disguise begins to cause more problems than it solves.

The Royal Exchange Theatre presents

TWELFTH NIGHT

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Jo Davies

13 April - 20 May – The Theatre  click link below to book tix.

Read More

Published: 9-Mar-2017

Canal-st.co.uk Top Stories

Pride 2017 on video

Pride 2017 on video

We have a unique collection of video footage capturing this years Big Weekend

No1 Canal Street

No1 Canal Street

Latest independent investment for new venue in the Gay Village opens just ahead of pride

New home for Poptastic

New home for Poptastic

Poptastic, Manchesters longest running weekly club night has a new home for Tuesdays on Canal St

We chatted to Gay Pole Dancer Damien Kutryb

We chatted to Gay Pole Dancer Damien Kutryb

Chris Park talks to Mr Gay Poland finalist and pole dancer extraordinaire