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On from 01 Dec 2008 till 06 Dec 2008
Tricycle Theatre
by William Shakespeare
Genre(s): Musical, Drama, Comedy, Classic


Back by popular demand, Filter’s explosive and irreverent new take on this story of romance, satire and mistaken identity combines dynamic narrative drive with a torrent of sound and music creating one of the most accessible Shakespeare productions of recent years.


Puts the fun back into Twelfth Night and allows us to become participants in a feast of misrule." **** The Guardian

"Rock-and-roll Shakespeare's a blast...just the ticket....Filter is a company blessed with wit, style and a touch of magic…the jokes are genuinely funny, the music, ranging from folk and free jazz to heavy rock, is both spontaneous and exciting, and Shakespeare's original lyrics are wisely retained." **** Daily Telegraph

"Filter's lo-fi, 90min remix of Shakespeare's comedy infects the audience with the play's celebratory spirit of madness from the start...You leave feeling slightly changed yourself." **** Metro

"...the most exciting Shakespeare reworking for years. Music is the food of love ad the acting sparkles. Don't miss." Theatre Pick Sunday Times
"Passion, panache and precision... ferocious, fiery and funny... this is not a send up: it's a celebration – mad, wild, loving and hilarious. Filter shows you Shakespeare's openess to rejuvenation, to new music for the lyrics of text" **** Sunday Times

"Fresh, fast and very funny.... Chaotic, creative and zinging with vibrant irreverence." The Times

"This modern staging makes the Bard's timeless comedy of mis-matched romantic desires burst with fresh irreverence." **** The London Paper

"A thoroughly invigorating draft of fresh air." Daily Mail

"This is one of the best Twelfth Nights I've ever seen... Offers genuine enhancement and a sort of glowing sense of ecstasy not often achieved by more classical versions." *****
"...packed with delights." Financial Times

"A wonderfully irreverent [adaptation] that involves a musical breeding of beatnik, Twin Peaks-style jazz and '60s bubblegum dance-pop." spoonfed
"Achieves the company’s goal of breathing spontaneity and fun into Shakespeare’s work." Official London Theatre Guide

"A sprightly delight." Theatre Guide London

"Truly, Shakespeare was never like this. Do not miss out." British Theatre Guide

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