Twelfth Night at Shakespeare North Playhouse

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Twelfth Night at Shakespeare North Playhouse: Les Dennis hanging from a chandelier
Image courtesy of Patch Dolan.

Twelfth Night at Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot 7 — 29 June 2024 Tickets from £14.72 — Book now

Not Too Tame return to Shakespeare North Playhouse‘s Cockpit Theatre this summer with an exhilarating and anarchic version of Twelfth Night. Directed by Jimmy Fairhurst, this high-octane show will see legendary Liverpudlian Les Dennis step into the shoes of Malvolio, the pompous and prudish servant to Countess Olivia.

Twelfth Night at Shakespeare North Playhouse
Image courtesy of Patch Dolan.

A firm favourite among audiences, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night tells the wonderfully chaotic yet heartbreaking tale of unrequited love, unforgettable characters and mistaken identities. Following the success of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2022, this brilliant and bold staging by the award-winning Warrington-based theatre company, Not Too Tame promises a high-octane show packed with riffs, ruffs and riotous partying.

Inspired by the landscape of the music industry, audiences will be transported to a world where the stage is set, the music is pumping and love is ready to step up as the ultimate headliner. With music playing a key role in the production, Trinifold Management (The Who, Jimmy Paige, UB40, Standin’ Man) will dig into their archives and work alongside the creative team to shape the production.

Promising “an accessible play for a modern audience”, Not Too Tame’s Jimmy Fairhurst commented, “After the successes of A Midsummer Night’s Dream which saw packed-out audiences on their feet night after night, I’m coming back with more of the same… I’m keen to dig into the themes of appearance, acceptance and how we treat people and in return, wish to be treated. We will be working with a host of diverse working-class artists and the legendary Les Dennis to create a production that is as hilarious as it is heartbreaking and feels like a big weekend away at a festival. So grab your wristbands and see you down the front.”

Recommended for ages 14+, this lively production of Twelfth Night is for everybody, and especially those who think that Shakespeare isn’t for them. Fusing Shakespearean tradition with an exhilarating contemporary appeal, Not Too Tame consistently deliver top-notch theatre and a great night out. Early booking is recommended.

Twelfth Night at Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot 7 — 29 June 2024 Tickets from £14.72 Book now

Accessibility

  • Audio Described
  • British Sign Language
  • Dementia-friendly
  • Parent and Baby

Performances

Date
Time
Session Features
13 June 2024
2:00pm — 4:20pm

Accessibility Features

Audio Described, British Sign Language, Dementia-friendly, Parent and Baby

7 June 2024
7:00pm — 9:20pm
8 June 2024
7:00pm — 9:20pm
10 June 2024
7:00pm — 9:20pm
11 June 2024
7:00pm — 9:20pm
12 June 2024
7:00pm — 9:20pm
13 June 2024
7:00pm — 9:20pm
14 June 2024
7:00pm — 9:20pm
15 June 2024
7:00pm — 9:20pm
17 June 2024
7:00pm — 9:20pm
18 June 2024
7:00pm — 9:20pm
19 June 2024
7:00pm — 9:20pm
20 June 2024
7:00pm — 9:20pm
21 June 2024
7:00pm — 9:20pm
22 June 2024
7:00pm — 9:20pm
24 June 2024
7:00pm — 9:20pm
25 June 2024
7:00pm — 9:20pm
26 June 2024
7:00pm — 9:20pm
27 June 2024
7:00pm — 9:20pm
28 June 2024
7:00pm — 9:20pm
29 June 2024
7:00pm — 9:20pm
15 June 2024
2:00pm — 4:20pm
19 June 2024
2:00pm — 4:20pm
22 June 2024
2:00pm — 4:20pm
26 June 2024
2:00pm — 4:20pm
29 June 2024
2:00pm — 4:20pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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