4th July 2023
Looking for some Shakespeare? Then Twelfth Night at the Bowl should be just the ticket! It’s on Friday the 28th July in Town Gardens by the Duke’s Theatre Company. All brought to you by South Swindon Parish Council.
Some photos of the company in rehearsal:
About the play
Twelfth Night first hit a stage in 1602. Four hundred and twenty one years ago! But this year, 2023, you can find Twelfth Night at the Bowl. Not the Hollywood Bowl but one rather similar – the bowl in Town Gardens.
Beware – spoilers!
Viola, separated from her twin Sebastian, dresses as a boy and works for the Duke Orsino, whom she falls in love with. Orsino is in love with the Countess Olivia, and sends Viola to court her for him, but Olivia falls for Viola instead. Sebastian arrives, causing a flood of mistaken identity, and marries Olivia. Viola then reveals she is a girl and marries Orsino.
But it all turns out alright in the end in true Shakespearian style.
The Duke’s Theatre Company
From their website: ‘What can you expect from a Duke’s Theatre Company performance?’
‘The full text in all its glory; innovative production design to support the unparalleled energy of our wonderful cast; original music so that Shakespeare’s songs are heard in a whole new way – and all we ask is that you come prepared for a wonderful time.’
You know you want to don’t you? 🙂 Pack up a picnic and get yourself a drink at the venue bar and sit back and relax and let the joy of outdoor theatre wash over you. We’re so fortunate in Swindon to have such a fantastic venue as we do in the art deco bowl in our splendid town gardens. We’re fortunate too to have South Swindon Parish Council bringing us these wonderful theatrical events.
Follow this link to book: https://towngardens-swindon.co.uk/event/twelfth-night-2023/