Filter Theatre / Royal Shakespeare Company
William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
Friday, February 5, 2016 | 8:00 pm
Filter Theatre is quickly gaining a reputation as one of London’s boldest and most inventive young Shakespeare ensembles. The Daily Telegraph praises their “work that dazzles the eye, enchants the ear, and stimulates both the mind and heart.” Duke Performances hosts Filter’s radically cut, fast-paced version of Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy, Twelfth Night, where iconic verse meets madcap production.
The classic farcical story of romance and mistaken identity is combined with Filter’s dynamic narrative drive and a torrent of sound and music to create one of the most entertaining and accessible Shakespeare productions of recent years. The Sunday Times raves, “The most hardhearted purists would melt at Filter’s ninety-minute reworking of this play, directed with passion, panache, and precision. This is not a send-up; it’s a celebration – mad, wild, loving, and hilarious.”