The Swivel Theatre Company: Classic theatre … with a twist
Yesterday (Friday 29 February) was the preview night for the Swivel Theatre Company's production of Twelfth Night. I was there. Swivel have set their Twelfth Night in the Arab World and the production features live Moroccan music. I really enjoyed it!
Photo credit: http://thecockpit.org.uk/whats_on
Sir Toby Belch, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, and Feste
Image courtesy of the Swivel Theatre Company
Cut and pasted from the Swivel Theatre Company website:Twelfth Night returns to the London fringe with a Swivel Theatre Company production. Set in the late 1920s Morocco, Swivel’s unique interpretation will be a feast of live music, traditional dance and raucous laughter.
Swivel’s version of Twelfth Night sets Illyria in 1920′s Tangier, Morocco. In this period Morocco was under the Protectorate of Spain and France, creating a unique mix of cultures. Tangier was a truly international city with half the population local and the other half foreigners from Europe and all around the world.
In this context anything was possible and makes an ideal setting for Illyria and the crazy story of Twelfth Night. We will capture all the sounds, colours and scents of 1920′s Morocco in this original and colorful production of Twelfth Night, with live music, traditional dance and, of course, Shakespeare’s comic genius!
Twelfth Night will open at the Cockpit Theatre today (Thursday 1 March) and will run through until Sunday 18th March 2012 (no performance on Mondays).
You can now book your Twelfth Night tickets online at:http://thecockpit.org.uk/show/twelfth_night
You can also book tickets by calling The Cockpit box office on: 020 7258 2925 (lines open 12 till 6, Monday to Friday).
Follow the link for all the details:http://12th-night-play.co.uk/
And finally, here is a photo of the whole of the cast of Twelfth Night:
Image courtesy of the Swivel Theatre CompanySwivel Theatre Company
Swivel Theatre Company is a new theatre company, based in London. Our mission is to produce classic plays in a new and dynamic way, to make the plays more accessible to the general public. We are a group of young professionals, who are passionate about theatre and who want to share our love and enthusiasm for the theatre with others.
The Swivel Theatre Company website is here:http://swivel-live.co.uk/
My feature on the Swivel Theatre Company is here:http://mycroft-brolly.livejournal.com/146726.html