Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Director Sam Powell
I am thrilled to be taking on the challenge of a Shakespeare play – and Twelfth Night is one of my favourites. A fun play with lots of laughs, but with some serious messages. Lots of great characters and some very famous speeches!
Playing dates are 14th – 16th March 2024
Note: Dress Rehearsal 13th March, Technical Rehearsal 10th March
Rehearsal days are Monday/Wednesday evenings and Sundays (times vary each week depending on hall availability)
Many of the traditionally male characters could be cast as male/female/gender non-specific – so PLEASE just come to the audition and have fun. Ages can also be very fluid depending on who else is cast. There may also be some doubling up of roles depending on numbers/suitability. If you are new to Shakespeare then there are smaller parts to get your teeth into and help build your Bard confidence.
Three words I would use to describe my idea for this play? Energetic, accessible and fun!!
There may be some group singing, playing of simple instruments, an easy dance (it IS Shakespeare!!) and hopefully some soundscapes…..…basically be up for anything!
Audition Pieces, Synopsis and Characters
I have tried to streamline the audition speeches – please be aware that there has been some robust editing in parts in order to facilitate the audition process – these scenes/speeches may not appear like this in the final script. Unless you are VERY familiar with the play it is imperative that you spend some time on these scenes before the audition familiarising yourself with them and with the language. Not all of the scenes provided will be used, it will depend on numbers of auditionees.
Sunday 3rd Dec 4.30pm in HALL
Monday 4th Dec 8pm in BRUNT ROOM
Wednesday 6th Dec 8pm in HALL
I recommend you have a read of the play – any version will do – there are lots online.
Twelfth Night – Entire Play | Folger Shakespeare Library (American but nicely laid out)
Twelfth Night (complete text) :|: Open Source Shakespeare
Twelfth Night PDF: Free Download Of Shakespeare’s Play✔️ (nosweatshakespeare.com)
(with links to modern English translations)
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