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A Statement from the Young Vic - 20 March 2020

Following UK government advice, we have now made the difficult decision to cancel our current production of Nora and postpone our upcoming productions of Orfeus and Conundrum. LIFT Festival has also cancelled their 2020 festival, which includes our co-production of The Second Woman.

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Gabrielle Brooks (Viola) stands under a shower of bright multi-coloured confetti

A musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's

Twelfth Night

Conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah & Shaina Taub
Music & Lyrics By Shaina Taub
Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah & Oskar Eustis

Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm

Wednesday & Saturday Matinees: 2.30pm

Running time approx: 1hr 45mins with no interval

£10, £20, £30, £40

Previews: (2 - 6 Oct) - £10, £20, £25

Main House

★★★★ 'Brilliant. Show-stopping musical numbers' The Times

★★★★ 'Executed with flair, intelligence and vitality, this Twelfth Night is a thing of beauty' Financial Times

★★★★ 'A shot to the heart' The Observer

★★★★ 'Irrepressible fun' Evening Standard

★★★★ 'A joyous and dazzlingly colourful musical' Time Out

★★★★ 'A big, bright and lively staging' The Stage

★★★★ 'Marvellous. Fun. An inclusive warmth' WhatsOnStage

Shakespeare gets a shake-up as soulful melodies and R&B beats weave through this enchanting musical adaptation of Twelfth Night.

Viola and her twin brother Sebastian wash up on the shores of Illyria and when she disguises herself as a man, a joyous whirlwind of gender-bending and unrequited love begins.

This celebration of love in all its forms features an awe-inspiring community chorus from Southwark and Lambeth with music and lyrics by the critically acclaimed songwriter Shaina Taub.

Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah and The Public Theater’s Oskar Eustis co-direct this extraordinary UK premiere.

'For the first time during a Shakespeare play, I felt truly at home.' gal-dem

Twelfth Night is presented by arrangement with The Musical Company, LP, 214 Sullivan Street, Ste. 4, New York, NY 10012.

Directors Kwame Kwei-Armah and Oskar Eustis

Set Designer Robert Jones

Costume Designer Brigitte Reiffenstuel

Choreographer Lizzi Gee

Lighting Designer Tim Lutkin

Sound Designer Richard Brooker

Musical Director Sean Green

Orchestrations Mike Brun

Casting Pippa Ailion CDG

With Melissa Allan, Gabrielle Brooks, Gerard Carey, Natalie Dew, Martyn Ellis, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Jyuddah Jaymes, Jonathan Livingstone, Paul Willcocks, Silas Wyatt-Barke and Rupert Young

Captioned performance 1 November, 7.30pm

Audio described performance 7 November, 2.30pm

Relaxed performance 14 November, 2:30pm

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