Guildhall School of Music and Drama Twelfth Night

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Guildhall School of Music and Drama Twelfth Night

Guildhall School of Music and Drama Twelfth Night

Final year actors perform Twelfth Night and Bertold Brecht’s A Respectable Wedding

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Patsy Rodenburg and Rory Bremner on creative teams

The School’s drama season continues throughout Spring with Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night directed by renowned Shakespeare authority Patsy Rodenburg and Brecht’s A Respectable Wedding, performed in a translation by Rory Bremner.

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night combines cruelty with high comedy and unrequited love with some of the most iconic poetry the playwright ever composed. Head of Voice in the Drama department at the Guildhall School and renowned authority on Shakespeare Patsy Rodenburg directs this production. Rodenburg has been Head of Voice in the Drama department at the Guildhall School for 26 years and until recently the National Theatre. She trained in Voice Studies at the Central School of Speech and Drama and is recognised as one of the world’s leading voice teachers and coaches. She is joined by Director of Acting Wyn Jones as associate director, designer Mark Simmonds, lighting designer Paul Colwell and sound designer Holly Curtis. There is a pre-performance platform on 5 February with Patsy Rodenburg and Wyn Jones.

A little known comedy by Bertold Brecht, A Respectable Wedding is a sharp look at one couple’s efforts to plan their special day, assisted (or hindered) by their loving friends and family. Performed in a translation by Rory Bremner, the play is directed by Owen Lewis who returns to the School having directed DNA in 2010 and The Man Who in 2009. The production team is completed by designer Susannah Henry and lighting designer Katy Nixon.


Twelfth Night
31 January, 1, 2, 4, 5 February at 7.30pm & 1, 4 February at 2pm, Silk Street Theatre

Patsy Rodenburg director
Wyn Jones associate director
Mark Simmonds designer
Paul Colwell lighting designer
Roman Benedict composer
Holly Curtis sound designer

Cast for Twelfth Night includes: Stefan Adegbola (Malvolio), Cormac Brown (Antonio), Rob Callender (Sebastian), Christopher Currie (Solo Performance), Eva Feiler (Feste), Melanie Fullbrook (Fabia), Lois Jones (Maria), Thomas Lincoln (Orsino), James Mack (Sir Toby Belch), Jessica Madsen (Viola), Jordan Metcalfe (Valentine), Jamie Satterthwaite (Sea Captain), Ben Schnetzer (Curio), Celina Sinden (Olivia), Patrick Walshe McBride (Sir Andrew Aguecheek), Eleanor Williams (Attendant to Olivia)

A Respectable Wedding
11, 12, 13, 14 February at 7.30pm & 12, 14 February at 2pm, Bridewell Theatre EC4

Owen Lewis director
Susannah Henry designer
Katy Nixon lighting designer

Cast for A Respectable Wedding includes: Grace Andrews (Bride), Christopher Currie (Solo Performance), Dinita Gohil (Bridegroom’s mother), Rhys Isaac-Jones (Young Man), Sophie Khan Levy (Wife), Alexander Large (Bride’s Father), Samuel McArdle (Friend), Evelyn Miller (Bride’s sister), Maximilien Seweryn (Husband), Ryan Van Champion (Bridgroom)

Unreserved tickets: £8 (£4 concessions) available from the Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 ( Group discount available (020 7382 7211).