TWELFTH NIGHT

TWELFTH NIGHT

Directed by:  Robert G Newton assisted by Betty Dann

Genre:  Comedy 

Group:  BHTC

Staged: The Park Centre, Burgess Hill

John Stallwood

Roger Hamlyn

Frank Oakley

Christine Batsford

David Brazier

Ronald Forsdike

John Poulson

Yvonne Lewis

June Colledge

John McDonnell

Douglas Kershaw

Keith Jefferies

Jennifer Taylor

Ian Whitehorn

Anthony White

Leon Figg

Sheila Wells

Cast

Orsino

Valentine/First Officer

Curio/Second Officer

Viola

Sebastian

Captain

Antonio

Olivia

Maria

Sir Toby Belch

Sir Andrew Agueheek

Malvolio

Call-Boy

Fabian

Feste

A Priest

A Serving woman

Crew

Douglas Kershaw

Richard Tapner

Norma Somerville

Christine Batsford

Robert G Newton

Doris Hunter

Jack Trowbridge

Ann Woodgate

Elizabeth Batten

Nancy Forsdike

Pam Jefferies & Elsie Nash

Anthony White

Alan Dann

John Poulson

Mary & John McDonnell

 

Stage Director

Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manger

Viola

Music Composer

Music Arranged & Performed

Set Design

Prompt

Costumes

Hats

Properties & Effects

Leader of Set Construction

Front of House

Business Manager & Publicity

Pre-Box Office Arrangements

 

Synopsis: 

 

Separated from her twin brother Sebastian after a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a boy to serve the Duke of Illyria. Wooing a countess on his behalf, she is stunned to find herself the object of his beloved's affections. With the arrival of Viola's brother, and a trick played upon the countess's steward, confusion reigns in this romantic comedy of mistaken identity.

 

BHTC NOTES: Club member Sheila Wells (playing the part of a serving woman) remembers this as a 'beautiful production' and remarks on how superb Christine Batsford was in the part of Viola.

Programme 

Photos & Press Reviews

Playwright:  William Shakespeare

Production Date:  October 1968

PLAYWRIGHT:  William Shakespeare lived for 52 years. In just 23 years, between approximately 1590 and 1613, he is attributed with writing 38 plays, 154 sonnets and 5 other poems. The first recorded production of Twelfth Night is February 2 1602. In the Elizabethan era there was a huge demand for new entertainment and Twelfth Night would have been produced immediately on completion of the play.

BHTC Production Number: 49

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