Directed by Steve Williamson and Mark Jephcott
Wednesday 28th June - Sunday 2nd July 2006
Shakespeare in the Open-Air at Gawsworth Hall.
Twin brother and sister Viola and Sebastian are in a shipwreck, and both think the other dead.
When she lands in a foreign country, Viola dresses as her brother and adopts the name Cesario,
becoming a trusted friend and confidante to the Count Orsino.
Orsino is madly in love with the lady Olivia,
who is in mourning due to her brother's recent death.
He sends Cesario to do his wooing, and Olivia falls in love with the disguised maiden.
Sir Andrew Aguecheek and a self-important servant, Malvolio, get caught up
in the schemes of Olivia's cousin, the obese, alcoholic Sir Toby, who leads
each to believe Olivia loves him.
Sebastian visits Illyria, and of course gets confused with Cesario/Viola.
Finally, Feste, the wise fool, is around to keep everything in perspective.
|Viola (twin sister of Sebastian)
later called Cesario
|Sea Captain (friend to Viola)
|Orsino, Duke of Illyria
|Curio (attendant on Orsion)
|Peter de la Wyche
|Valentine (attendant on Orsino)
|Sir Toby Belch (a kinsman of Olivia)
|Maria (gentlewoman in Olivia's Household)
|Sir Andrew Aguecheek (a companion of Sir Toby)
|Feste (jester in Olivia's household)
|Olivia, a Countess
|Malvolio (steward to Olivia)
|Fabian (attendant on Olivia)
|Antonio (captain, friend to Sebastian)
|Sebastian (twin brother to Viola)
|Gentlewomen attandant to Olivia
|Shan Bristow, Jill Damen, Paula Keen, Jeryl Whitelock
and Green Room Wardrobe team