Twelfth Night (2014): Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, London
PrTwelfth Night (2014)
CAST INCLUDED: Wayne Cater (Sir Toby Belch); Vera Chok (Maria); Iain Johnstone (Feste); Guy Lewis (Sir Andrew Aguecheek); Nick Malinowski (Malvolio, Orsino); Sarah Ridgeway (Viola); Riann Steele (Olivia).
This production ran from 27 June - 12 July 2014. Production information taken from Theatre Record; may be incomplete.
"[Max] Webster and co really go for it with the humour, adopting a joyously absurdist in which many of the chuckles come from the fact that protagonist twins Sebastian and Viola bear absolutely no resemblance to one another, him gangling and dark-haired, her tiny and blonde. The sets are delightful, the Illyrian coast on which Viola and Sebastian are washed up after a storm, unaware of each other's survival, conjured by designer Ben Stones as a slice of old-fashioned British seaside, complete with boardwalks, buckets, seagulls made of newspaper and love-o-meter machines that conveniently illustrates the play's convoluted webs of romantic entanglement." ~ Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out London, 30 June 2014, in Theatre Record 2014, Issue 13
"To its credit, the production also acknowledges the play's sexual complexity: Sarah Ridgeway's charming Viola, in boy's disguise, is drawn to almost kiss Nick Malinowski's Orsino, and Riann Steele's Olivia shows a mischevious glee in the possibilities of having Viola as a future sister-in-law." ~ Michael Billington, The Guardian, 1 July 2014, in Theatre Record 2014, Issue 13