Front Room Productions transport Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy ‘Twelfth Night’ to Dunstarn Farm, a new open air arts venue in Adel from 24th – 27th August .
This abridged and approachable version of Twelfth Night is set to please both Shakespearean purists and newcomers. The promenade production takes Shakespeare’s original text and places it into a fun farmyard setting, using modern dress and featuring original musical arrangements of familiar pop hits.
Taking inspiration from its location, the show leads audiences around its rural setting. Viola and Sebastian are framed as city-slicker siblings, Orsino as a local farming tycoon, Olivia an ill-suited country girl, and Sir Andrew Auguecheek a try-hard hipster. One of the first performances to be staged at Dunstarn Farm, the show unearths the modern day idiosyncrasies in Shakespeare’s language, creating a contemporary yet faithful production intended to make the Bard’s brilliance accessible to modern-day audiences.
Dunstarn Farm, Dunstarn Lane, Adel, LS16 8EL
Dates: 24th-27th August
Performances: 7pm (24th-27th), 2:30pm (26th & 27th)
Running time: 1h30
Ticket prices: Standard £12 / Concessions £10
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