TWELFTH NIGHT

WRITTEN BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DIRECTED BY STEPHEN LEE

CAST:
Vivienne Glance,
Adam McGurk,
Shirley Van Sanden,
Alison van Reeken,
Graham Mitchell,
Jay Walsh,
Alinta Carroll,
Angelique Malcolm,
Ben Russell,
Gerald Hitchcock, and
Anthony Harwood.

Twelfth Night was performed from June 3 to 18, 2005

Boy meets girl. Girl dresses as boy. Another girl falls in love with girl!

Class Act proudly presents Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy of romantic entanglements, misunderstandings and deception set in the psychedelic world of Illyria in the Seventies, where the pompous and arrogant steward, Malvolio, is tricked into wooing his mistress Olivia – clad in yellow stockings and a smile!

“ This year Class Act took a brave step to set the play in the psychedelic 70’s. Stephen Lee, a master director, who clearly understands all the intricacies and specifics of Shakespeare’s words with his very talented Perth cast, took the audience on a journey. The whole cast brought something very special to their parts and brought those characters to life in the crazy and wild world of the 1970’s. Congratulations guys, you have got a hot show on your hands and I hope Perth recognizes it.”
– Simon Pro, Theatre Australia

“ Alison van Reeken nails the complexities of Viola and plays the role with sustained energy, honesty and engaging empathy.”
“ Graham Mitchell almost steals the show with his dour Malvolio.”
– Geoff Gibbs, The West Australian

“ The foolish tangle of love and practical jokes unfolds under the critical eye of Vivienne Glance as Feste. “Wise enough to play the fool”, she invests the character with a stylish wit while staying true to the lyrical language.”
“ The most notable performances are Graham Mitchell’s Inspector Blake-inspired Malvolio, who looks ridiculous in tight yellow flares; Alinta Carroll’s glamour queen Olivia and Alison van Reeken’s vulnerable and sweet Viola/Cesario.”
– Sarah McNeill, Post Impressions

TESTIMONIALS FROM SCHOOLS:

MANDURAH HIGH SCHOOL
“ My students and I enjoyed the evening. It’s not often that our kids get to attend live theatre. Thank you for sharing this production with us.”

MT LAWLEY SHS
“ The small group of students I accompanied to this performance were thoroughly entertained! I am eager for my students to be exposed to the Bard’s works because it opens their eyes to just how entertaining his plays can be! Thanks.”