Twelfth Night (or What You Will), presented by Sun and Moon Theatre at The Mission Theatre, 3rd & 4th November 7.30pm with matinee on 4th at 2pm.
It’s Shakespeare but perhaps not quite as we know it. Set at Christmas in 1917 but still in Illyria after the shipwreck where twins, Viola and Sebastian, are rescued but separately, each unaware of the other’s fate.
With a cast of nine taking all the parts, three of whom double as the excellent musical accompaniment, plus singing mostly from Laurence Aldridge (good as Feste too), the action bowls along. One of Bill’s more confusing plays it would be difficult to follow the story without some prior knowledge.
Nevertheless they’re a hugely talented group performing with real commitment. The music plus a smattering of effective WW1 songs add much to the atmosphere and enjoyment.
As it’s this Exeter based theatre group’s debut production in Bath they’ll hopefully receive the support their efforts deserve.