09/07 2023 6:00pm
Following a shipwreck, Viola is washed-up in Illyria, where her only chance for survival is to make use of her quick wit and fine singing voice, disguising herself as a man and applying to work in the court of Duke Orsino.
The lovesick Orsino sends “him” to lady Olivia to woo her on his behalf, but Viola's efforts are so successful that Olivia falls for Viola rather than Orsino. Meanwhile Olivia’s carousing uncle Sir Toby Belch crosses swords with her steward Malvolio and devises a wicked plan to humiliate him. It could all end in tears - even if most of them are of laughter.
Illyria presents an evening of yearning romance, music and sheer joy - all performed on a stage inspired by those of the Elizabethan touring troupes.
Gates Open 6pm Performance starts 7pm Running time (approx): 2hrs 20mins (including 20 minute interval) Suitable for ages 8+
Please bring your own folding chairs. Please wear suitable clothing – this is outdoor theatre and you will be outdoors. Picnics welcome. Performance continues regardless of weather.