Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

  • From Friday, 25 April 2014
  • To Saturday, 24 May 2014
  • Showing on the Abbey Stage
  • Running time: 3hr approx incl. interval

Twelfth Night

‘Love sought is good, but giv’n unsought is better’

A play about love, sex, hopes and dreams.

Our first production of Twelfth Night at the Abbey Theatre in over 30 years is a provocative and modern look at Shakespeare’s most renowned comedy.

Orsino loves Olivia. Olivia doesn’t love him. She loves Cesario who’s actually Viola in disguise. And then there’s Malvolio…where will his infatuation lead him? Love is complicated but can we choose who we fall for?

This fresh retelling of Twelfth Night is packed with original music and Shakespeare’s extraordinary language.

Director Wayne Jordan (Alice in Funderland, The Plough and the Stars) joins some of Ireland’s most exciting theatre artists of the moment to present this new production on the Abbey stage.

Please note – This production may contain strobe lighting.

Booking Details

Live from 25 April – 24 May
Previews: 25 – 29 April
on the Abbey stage

Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Sat matinee 2pm
Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €25

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Reviews: What you said

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The more I recall the play the more I want to book tickets again.

The Globe’s Mark Rylance “Twelfth Night” set the play back to the 18th century, warping the perception of the play for a new generation of theatergoers. Thankfully, Wayne Jordan and the Abbey Theatre have brought the play and its acid commentary on desire and sexual self-awareness back to the 21st century. This is the “Twelfth Night” Broadway audiences should have seen.

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Avoid at all costs, every minute felt like an hour, well done Wayne Jordan on creating gay sexual undertones where there are none, and no sexual tension at all between the characters who end up together. A complete waste of time and money. So much of the humour was bought through cheap laughs. It’s only redeeming factor was the music, and eBen that was ccompletely over indulged. Never goimg to see a play directed by Wayne Jordan again.

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A truly exceptional performance from all the cast.  Particular stand out performaces from both Mark O’Halloran and Barry John O’Connor.  I loved the modern elements.  The best theatre production I have seen this year and would be very surprised if it is surpassed.  A very well deserved standing ovation was given to the cast.

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Fantastic production.

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A superbly entertaining production of Twelfth Night both true to the period and fresh for the 21st century. Well worth waiting for with a very talented cast. Excellent music and movement added greatly to the performance. A standing ovation at the end of the first preview was very well deserved. Well done all!

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I really had no idea I was in for such a treat when brought to this wonderful staging of Twelfth night, without doubt the best few hours spent at the theatre in years. A wonderful modern adaptation , a showcase of acting and musical talent , I cannot recommend it highly enough . A feast for all the senses and a right good laugh . You must go!  Well done to all .

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Saw Twelfth Night on the 25th of April and had a great time. A funny and provocative play about love, in all its many forms. The cast were fantastic. Mark O’Halloran as Malvolio was particularly good, he was so funny but also tragic. And Ger Kelly can really sing. Looking forward to his EP.
Thanks to the Abbey and all involved for a great night of theatre.
@writerjobrien

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Reviews: What the critics said

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‘It’s surely shaping up to be one of the year’s theatrical highlights’

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Metro Herald

‘so much vitality and talent on display in this passionate, vigorous production’

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Metro Herald

‘a uniformly exceptional cast’

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Metro Herald

‘a scintillating new production’

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Metro Herald

‘brilliantly imaginative’

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The Irish Times

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