Twelfth Night | Review

(c) Johan Persson

(c) Johan Persson


A Shakespearean classic that's been set alight with energy and colour. Before the play has even started you are met with such vibrancy from the set. Flags everywhere. Colours everywhere.  Foreshadowing in it's own right - as there was never a dull scene within the play. Kwame Kwei-Armah has seamlessly brought this Shakespeare number into the multifaceted world that we live in now, but has managed to still keep the beating heart of Shakespeare throughout. A true triumph. Kwame's production mixed with the beautiful score conducted by Shaina Taub was such a match-made in harmony - I hope this isn't the last we see of this collaboration. The language of Shakespeare never sounded so good.

The beauty of the play also lies within the casting. The cast was the most diverse and enjoyable set of of actors that i've seen in a long time. Young. Old. Black. Asian. White. It doesn't matter. There was someone on stage that reflected you. It was such a humbling sight, and none we see often.

We all belonged.

- Donya Davis