Twelfth Night (1999): Nuffield Theatre, Southampton
PrTwelfth Night (1999)
PRINCIPAL CAST: David Alcock (Feste); Syan Blake (Viola); Robert Duncan (Sir Toby Belch); Tilly Gaunt (Olivia); Richard O'Callaghan (Malvolio); Simon Robson (Orsino).
This production ran from 23 September - 16 October 1999.
"...production values and verse-speaking standards are far higher than anything in the bad old days of fortnightly rep. Sandford has the play take place on a sun-drenched, presumably colonial, island in the inter-war years, and Ti Green's white-walled setting not only creates a sense of Illyrian idyll but is also an effective counterpoint to the play's cruelty....The downside of Sandford's demand for absolute lucidity is that it runs for more than three hours." ~ Michael Billington, The Guardian, 6 October 1999