Dublin Theatre Festival

Chekhov International Theatre Festival

Twelfth Night

Directed by Declan Donnellan

Venue Olympia Theatre
Duration 2hrs 30mins

Designed by Nick Ormerod

Proudly supported by

British Council 2004

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Twelth Night

What happens when one of the world's greatest stage directors hand picks a company of Russia's finest actors to stage one of Shakespeare's most celebrated comedies? The answer is Declan Donnellan's new production of Twelfth Night for the Chekhov Festival, one of the most sparkling productions to be seen in the world this year.

Twelfth Night is a celebration of romantic love but also a salient warning about the madness of passionate devotion. Mistaken identity, separated twins, and gender-crossing disguise are brilliantly played upon by an all-male cast drawn from Moscow's great ensembles.

The ingenious and hilarious plot is brought to life with some of Shakespeare's funniest characters including Sir Toby Belch, the pompous steward Malvolio, Sir Andrew Aguecheek and the clown, Feste.

Performed in Russian with surtitles

"real theatrical magic as intoxicating as champagne"
Le Monde

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