Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Thursday 25th-Friday 26th January 2018
“If music be the food of love, play on.”
Following last year’s “heart warming” A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Nelson Summer Shakespeare returns with a professional production of the hilarious and heart-breaking tale of unrequited love. Viola falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on Olivia (who is idolised by Malvolio), who falls in love with Viola.
Shipwrecked twins, disguises, plots and counter plots make Twelfth Night one of Shakespeare’s most adored plays.
Suitable for the whole family. Bring a picnic, bring a blanket and set sail for Illyria.
No performance if wet.
Reviews from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
“[The director] has the cast using powerful physicality, imaginative tableaux and strongly defined characterisation to guide the audience through the complexities of Shakespearean theatre. The acting is superb.” Nelson Mail
“Introduced grandchildren to Shakespeare .... they loved it & want to go again.”
“What a great night, still laughing days later. Brilliant.”
“We are already excited about next year's production.”