Twelfth Night

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Firmly established as a cultural highlight of Oxford’s summer, Oxford Playhouse and the Bodleian Library are delighted to present one of Shakespeare’s finest comedies performed in the stunning outdoor setting of the Old Schools Quadrangle.

This year we welcome The Watermill Theatre’s 50th anniversary production of Twelfth Night, directed by Paul Hart (Propeller).

Set in the 1920s with Europe reeling in the wake of war, Shakespeare’s tale of mistaken identity, mischievous mishaps and misplaced love is accompanied by unforgettable jazz music inspired by the likes of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.

Brought to life by an ensemble of actor-musicians, this dazzling production balances comedy, romance and live music, showcasing The Watermill’s critically acclaimed bold and playful style in the glorious, historic setting of the Bodleian Quad.

UK Tour Sponsor, Neal's Yard Remedies

Duration: 2 hours 45mins with interval

Presented by The Watermill Theatre 
Directed by Paul Hart
Designed by Katie Lias
Movement by Tom Jackson Greaves
Music Associate Johnny Flynn

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Presented by The Watermill Theatre 

Age guideline 10+

Location Bodleian Old Schools Quadrangle, Catte Street, OX1 3BG
This is an outdoor performance, please come prepared for all weather conditions.

Full Circle & Enjoy! members and groups of 10+ 20% off

  • The Bodleian Quad was the perfect setting for an outdoor play, with a gentle breeze shifting the warm air.
       
    Stage Talk
  • On a lovely warm summers evening, this is surely one of the best places to see a play in Oxford...
       
    Leys News on the 2016 Bodleian production
  • Jaunty jazz-age production
       
    WhatsOnStage
  • Fun and energetic
       
    Reviews Hub
  • Utterly hilarious
       
    British Theatre Guide
  • The integrity of being true to Shakespeare’s text was successful, and yet the modern twist — and particularly the music — enabled the entertainment value that Shakespeare intended to be accessible to a 21st century audience in a truly remarkable way.
       
    Henley Standard

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