Twelfth Night (2014): Everyman Theatre, Liverpool
PrTwelfth Night (2014)
CAST INCLUDED: Pauline Daniels (Maria); Natalie Dew (Olivia); Paul Duckworth (Feste); Adam Keast (Sir Andrew Aguecheek); Matthew Kelly (Sir Toby Belch); Adam Levy (Orsino); Jodie McNee (Viola); Nicholas Woodeson (Malvolio).
This production played from 8 March - 5 April 2014, according to the Everyman archive at Liverpool John Moores University. Other production information may be incomplete as no programme has been supplied for use in creating this database. This production marked the re-opening of the new Liverpool Everyman, the original having been demolished in 2011 and rebuilt on the same site.
"So what of the opening play? Twelfth Night was chosen because it was felt to reflect the ethos of the Liverpool, its rich array of characters as well as the new mission statement of the theatre itself encapsulated in Feste's final lines: 'And we'll strive to please you every day'." ~ Jonathan Brown, Independent, 13 March 2014, in Theatre Record 2014, Issue 6
"If Natalie Dew's Olivia goes overboard on the Princess-Not-Too-Bright schtick she is balanced by Jodie McNee's Viola/Cesario who charts the tricky passage between bewilderment and concealed love (as well as gender) with some skill." ~ Neil Norman, Daily Express, 14 March 2014, in Theatre Record 2014, Issue 6
"The staging is broad and light, the theatre's old brickwork, pine floor and high ceiling calling to mind a grand barn for the scenes in Orsino's and later Olivia's houses. Potted orchids descend to add a bucolic touch....This production has some fine points, among them Natalie Dew's touching Olivia and a convincingly pathetic Malvolio (Nicholas Woodeson)." ~ Quentin Letts, Daily Mail, 14 March 2014, in Theatre Record 2014, Issue 6