Filter Theatre's

Twelfth Night

March 1 - 13, 2016

in association with the
Royal Shakespeare Company
Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare
A World's Stage Production from
the United Kingdom
by William Shakespeare
directed by Sean Holmes
music & sound by Tom Haines & Ross Hughes

    Rock and roll Shakespeare... blessed with wit, style and a sense of magic

The Daily Telegraph (UK)

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The Play

Two worlds collide in Filter Theatre’s explosive take on Shakespeare’s lyrical Twelfth Night, originally commissioned for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Complete Works Festival in 2006. This story of romance, satire and mistaken identity combines dynamic narrative drive with a torrent of sound and music. Olivia’s melancholic, puritanical household clashes head on with Sir Toby’s insatiable appetite for drunken debauchery. Orsino’s relentless pursuit of Olivia and Malvolio’s extraordinary transformation typify the madness of love in Illyria: land of make-believe and illusion. Experience the madness of love in this heady world where riotous gig meets Shakespeare. 



Video: Twelfth Night Trailer

Gallery: On Stage


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Critical Acclaim

"An interactive, party-like experience," says Chicago Tribune, while Chicago Theater Beat declares it "a shindig you don't want to miss."
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The Players

Creative Team

Sean Holmes Director

Tom Haines Music + Sound

Ross Hughes Music + Sound

Oliver Dimsdale Associate Director

Ferdy Roberts Associate Director

Christie DuBois Company Stage Manager

Martin Shippen Marketing

Simon Reade Producer

Tim Smith for Pemberly Productions US Tour Producer


Ronke Adekoluejo Olivia

Sandy Foster Feste / Maria

Amy Marchant Viola / Sebastian

Fergus O'Donnell Malvolio

Dan Poole Sir Toby Belch

Fred Thomas Musician

Alan Pagan Musician: Drummer

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