When: 12th – 22nd September 2018
Where: Wilton’s Music Hall, Graces Alley, London E1 8JB
£: Tickets cost £12.50 – £27.50, or £10 – £25 for concessions
What is it?
The Watermill Ensemble will be bringing their hedonistic version of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to Wilton’s Music Hall in East London, from Wednesday 12th to Saturday 22nd September.
Renowned for its bold, progressive and collaborative approach to Shakespeare, The Watermill Ensemble re-imagines Twelfth Night in the hedonistic 1920s, where prohibition is rife.
Fused with innovative staging and actor-musicianship, the radical spirit of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald collides with the contemporary influence of Postmodern Jukebox, to create a dizzying and beautiful version of Shakespeare’s play.
The play’s run at Wilton’s follows on from its successful run at The Watermill Theatre in Berkshire, and its UK and international tour last year. The Watermill Ensemble includes cast members Victoria Blunt (Maria), Peter Dukes (Malvolio), Rebecca Lee (Viola), Emma McDonald (Antonia), Offue Okegbe (Feste), Lauryn Redding (Sir Toby Belch), Jamie Satterthwaite (Orsino) and Mike Slader. Lillie Flynn (Olivia) and Ned Rudkins-Stow (Sebastian) will also be joining the original cast.
East London gem, Wilton’s Music Hall, re-opened the doors to its Grade II listed building in 2015 after extensive refurbishment. The oldest Grand Music Hall in the world, they are fast becoming one of the country’s most vibrant multi-arts venues, home to a year-round programme of live music and theatre productions which have been seen by more than 40,000 people in the past year.
Wilton’s also houses two main bars which are much-loved destinations in their own right, serving a range of beers, wines and spirits. Their menu of seasonal dishes and small plates is designed by in-house caterers Gatherers and inspired by Wiltons’ distinctive heritage.
More info: www.wiltons.org.uk/whatson/451-twelfth-night