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Twelfth Night or What You Will (rarely used alternate title)

Author: William Shakespeare

Productions

Shakespeare Memorial Theatre & Lyceum, 1884
Birmingham, 1932
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1939
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1955
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1958
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1960
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1966(a), RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1966(b), RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1969, RSC
Aldwych Theatre, 1970
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1971, RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1974, RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1978, RSC
Regional Tour, 1978
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1979, RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1983, RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1987, RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1994, RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Tour, 1996, RSC

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre & Lyceum
1884

CharacterPlayed By
ViolaEllen Terry

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Birmingham
1932

CharacterPlayed By
MalvolioRandle Ayrton

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1939
Director: Irene Hentschl

CharacterPlayed By
MalvolioJohn Laurie

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1955
Director: John Gielgud.

CharacterPlayed By
OrsinoKeith Michell
ViolaVivien Leigh
MalvolioLaurence Olivier

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1958
Director: Peter Hall

CharacterPlayed By
OliviaGeraldine McEwan
ViolaDorothy Tutin
SebastianIan Holm

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1960

CharacterPlayed By
MalvolioEric Porter
FabianDinsdale Landen
Sir TobyPatrick Wymark
Sir AndrewIan Richardson

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1966 (production a)
Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)
Director: Clifford Howard

CharacterPlayed By
ViolaDiana Rigg
Sir Andrew AguecheekDavid Warner
Sir TobyBrewster Mason
OrsinoAlan Howard

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1966 (production b)
Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)

CharacterPlayed By
ViolaJudi Dench
OliviaLisa Harrow

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1969
Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)
Director: John Barton

CharacterPlayed By
FesteEmrys James
ViolaJudi Dench
MalvolioDonald Sinden

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Aldwych Theatre
1970

CharacterPlayed By
ViolaJudi Dench
MalvolioDonald Sinden
OliviaLisa Harrow
MariaElizabeth Spriggs

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1971

CharacterPlayed By
MalvolioDerek Godfrey

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1974
Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)
Director: Peter Gill.

CharacterPlayed By
ViolaJane Lapotaire
OrsinoJohn Price
MavolioNicol Williamson
Sir AndrewFrank Thornton
Sir TobyDavid Waller
FabianBrian Hall

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1978
Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)

CharacterPlayed By
AguecheekRoger Rees
Sir TobyIan McKellen

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Regional Tour
1978
RSC?
Director: John Amiel

CharacterPlayed By
Sir Toby BelchIan McKellen
Sir Andrew AguecheekRoger Rees

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1979
Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)
Director: Terry Hands.

CharacterPlayed By
MalvolioJohn Woodvine
OliviaKate Nicholls
ViolaCherie Lunghi

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
First performance: 14th April 1983.
Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)
Director: John Caird. Desinger: Robin Don. Costumes: Alix Stone.
Lighting: David Hersey. Music: Ilona Sekacz. Fights Director: Malcolm Ranson.

CharacterPlayed By
The Court of the Duke of Illyria
OrsinoMiles Anderson
Valentine, Gentleman of the CourtGriffith Jones
Curio, Gentleman of the CourtCyril Nri
A Lord, Gentleman of the CourtPaul Spence
First Officer, Member of Orsino's guardJeremy Wilkin
Second Officer, Member of Orsino's guardPaul Clayton
Third Officer, Member of Orsino's guard/
Sailor
Simon Treves
Fourth Officer, Member of Orsino's guard/
Sailor
Peter Lennon
ViolaZoë Wanamaker
Sea CaptainJeremy Wilkin
The Household of the Countess Olivia
OliviaSarah Berger
Sir Toby Belch, her cousinJohn Thaw
Sir Andrew AguecheekDaniel Massey
Maria, a gentlewomanGemma Jones
Malvolio, her stewardEmrys James
Feste the FoolRichard O'Callaghan
FabianStanley Page
Sir Topas, the curateStanley Dawson
Lady in WaitingCaroline Harris
Lady in WaitingSelena Carey-Jones
Lady in Waiting/A ServantVictoria Wicks
SebastianNigel Cooke
AntonioChristopher Neame
Musicians
KeyboardsJohn Woolf
KeyboardsMichael Tubbs
ViolinGillian Springate
ViolinRichard Springate
CelloAlan Carus-Wilson
FluteIan Reynolds
Clarinet/Bass ClarinetEdward Watson
HornPeter Morris
HornDavid Statham
PercussionJames Jones

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
First performance: 2nd July 1987
Director: Bill Alexander. Assisted by: Alison Sutcliffe.
Set: Kit Surrey. Costumes: Deirdre Clancy.
Lighting: Robery Bryan. Assisted by: Chris Parry.
Sound: Paul Slocombe. Fights: Malcolm Ranson.
Company voice work: Cicely Berry and Andrew Wade. Choreography: Lesly Hutchinson.
Design Assistant: Jill Jowett.

CharacterPlayed By
The Court of the Duke of Illyria
Duke OrsinoDonald Sumpter
Curio, gentleman of the court
Understudy Valentine/Officer
Jeremy Gilley
Valentine, gentleman of the court
Understudy Sir Andrew/Sebastian/Curio
David Pullan
Viola (Cesario)Harriet Walter
Sea CaptainRichard Conway
The Household of the Lady Olivia
OliviaDeborah Findlay
Sir Toby Belch, her cousinRoger Allam
Maria, a gentlewomanPippa Guard
Sir Andrew AguecheekDavid Bradley
Feste, a clownBruce Alexander
Malvolio, her stewardAntony Sher
Fabian
Understudy Orsino
Jim Hooper
Priest
Understudy Feste
Arnold Yarrow
Lady
Understudy Viola
Jane Leonard
Lady
Understudy Olivia
Katie Littlewood
Lady
Understudy Maria
Jane Whittenshaw
Officer
Understudy Antonio/Fabian
Richard Conway
SebastianPaul Spence
Antonio, a sea captainPaul Webster
Musician, playing the theorboSteven Player/Richard Stone
Understudy Sir Toby/Sea CaptainMichael Loughnan
Understudy Malvolio/PriestAlan Thompson

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
As What You Will
First performance: 20th May 1994 (taken to Barbican 30th March 1995)
Royal Shakespeare Company/RSC
Director: Ian Judge. Set Designer: John Gunter.
COstumes Designer: Deirdre Clancy. Lighting Designer: David Hersey.
Music: Nigel Hess. Choreography: Lindsay Dolan.
Fight Director: Terry King. Sound: Paul Slocombe.
Music Director: John Woolf. Assistant Director: Rachel Kavanaugh

CharacterPlayed By
Orsino's Court
Orsino, Duke of IllyriaClive Wood
Curio, his gentleman
Understudy Antonio
Gwynn Beech
Valentine, his gentleman
Understudy Sir Andrew
Glenn Hugill
Viola, later disguised as CesarioEmma Fielding
Olivia's Household
Olivia, a countessHaydn Gwynne
Sir Toby Belch, her uncleTony Britton
Maria, her gentlewomanJoanna McCallum
Sir Andrew Aguecheek, her suitor
Understudy Malvolio
Bille Brown
Feste, her jesterDerek Griffiths
Malvolio, her stewardDesmond Barrit
Fabian, her gentlemanRobert Gillespie
Illyria
Sebastian, Viola's twin brother
Understudy Orsino
Robert Bowman
Antonio, a sea captain
Understudy Sir Toby
Steven Elliott
Sea Captain/Priest
Understudy Sebastian/Fabian
James Barriscale
Understudy ViolaLucy Campbell
Understudy Feste/Curio/Valentine/Captain/PriestTim Griggs
Understudy Olivia/MariaSamantha Robson
Musicians
Flute/recorderIan Reynolds
Clarinet/recorderEdward Watson
ViolinJeremy Ballard
ViolinGillian Springate
ViolaMalcolm Henderson
CelloNaomi Boole-Masterson
Double bassIan Hall
HornDavid Statham
PercussionNigel Garvey
KeyboardJohn Woolf
KeyboardJames Dodgson/Roger Hellyer

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon and Tour
21st March 1996 - ?, Stratford
16th - 20th April 1996, Theatre Royal Plymouth
23rd - 27th April 1996, Festival Theatre Edinburgh
30th April - 4th May 1996, Theatre Royal Norwich
7th - 11th May 1996, Theatre Royal Nottingham
14th - 18th May 1996, Opera House Belfast
21st-25th May 1996, New Victoria Theatre, Woking
5th - 8th June 1996, Theater an der Wien Vienna
Royal Shakespeare Company/RSC's 1994 production.
Director: Ian Judge. Set Designer: John Gunter.
Costumes Designer: Deirdre Clancy. Lighting Designer: David Hersey. Re-created for the tour by: Michael Gunning.
Music: Nigel Hess. Choreography: Lindsay Dolan.
Fight Director: Terry King. Sound: Paul Slocombe. Re-created for London and the tour by: Monkey and Sue Carter.
Music Director: Tony Steson (London), Roger Hellyer/John Woolf (Stratford and the Tour). Assistant Director: Rachel Kavanaugh

CharacterPlayed By
Orsino's Court
Orsino, Duke of IllyriaJack Ellis
Curio, his gentleman
Understudy Sebastian/Sir Andrew
Paul Barnhill
Valentine, his gentleman
Understudy Feste
Robin Hart
Viola, later disguised as CesarioEmily Joyce
Olivia's Household
Olivia, a countessAbgail Cruttenden
Sir Toby Belch, her uncleBernard Lloyd
Maria, her gentlewomanDilys Laye
Sir Andrew Aguecheek, her suitorGuy Henry
Feste, her jesterPaul Greenwood
Malvolio, her stewardEdward Petherbridge
Fabian, her gentleman
Understudy Sir Toby
Mike Burnside
Illyria
Sebastian, Viola's twin brotherChristopher Hollis
Antonio, a sea captain
Understudy Orsino
Richard Dillane
Sea Captain/Priest
Understudy Antonio/Fabian
Tudor Price
Understudy Malvolio/Sea Captain/Priest/Valentine/CurioJoe Fraser
Understudy ViolaLaura Jones
Understudy Olivia/MariaSasha Waddell
Musicians
Flute/recorderChristopher Lacey (London), Ian Reynolds/Gabriel Byam-Grounds (Stratford)
Clarinet/recorderVictor Slaymark (London), Edward Watson (Stratford)
ViolinJohn Francis (London), Jeremy Ballard (Stratford)
ViolinJennifer Thorn (London), Gillian Springate (Stratford)
ViolaJohn Graham (London), Malcolm Henderson (Stratford)
CelloJanet Crouch (London), Elaine Ackers (Stratford)
Double bassPeter Chapman (London), Simon Phillips (Stratford)
PercussionTony McVey (London), Nigel Garvey/James Jones (Stratford)
KeyboardsTony Stenson (London), Roger Hellyer/John Woolf (Stratford)
KeyboardsJJonathan Rutherford (London), Kate Stott (Stratford)

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