Tuesday September 29, 2020

Theatre: Bard's classic is a Night to forget

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. Directed by Peter Reid. Project Arts Centre, Dublin, until July 20. Rating: 2½/5. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch.

13th July, 2013
Alex Cusack, Paul Kealyn and Patrick O'Donnell in Twelfth Night at the Project Arts Centre. Photo: Damien Kaye

Twelfth Night


When William Shakespeare gave Twelfth Night the subtitle What You Will, perhaps he was giving future directors free rein in handling his most brilliantly subtle comedy. Even so, the Bard might have been taken aback by elements of this staging by the Dublin company AC Productions, which begins with Feste the clown strumming a tune while dressed in a cut-off denim jacket and Mötley Crüe T-shirt.

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