Twelfth Night

Review of Twelfth Night from the lovely Loitering In the Theatre…

Loitering In the Theatre

On Saturday I went to see Twelfth Night at Etcetera Theatre in Camden, performed as part of the Camden Fringe by the all-female Get Over It Productions. The company are no stranger to the Fringe, having performed (mainly) Shakespeare here for several years, but this was my first experience of their work.

Directed by Paula Benson, the show is set in 1969, and a hippyish, psychedelic vibe pervades the space – before the play proper begins, characters sway around the stage in thrall to Sixties music. This sounds odd, but in fact it really suits the play: when Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Paula Benson) utters the opening line “If music be the food of love, play on”, you almost expect the next line to be “Yeah, man”. In fact, the whole plot, with its mistaken identities, romantic entanglements and conspiracies, has a mischievous vibe, perfectly suited to this interpretation.

Velenzia Spearpoint and Rhiannon Kelly…

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