Next Productions: Twelfth Night (Summer 2020)

The Shakespeare at The George 2020 summer production

Twelfth Night – directed by Charlotte Maylor.

The production will be performed in the courtyard of The George Hotel, Huntingdon and runs from Tuesday June 23rd – Saturday 4th July 2020 (with a break on Sunday 28th June).  Tickets will go on sale from March 1st 2020.

Auditions are being held at The George Hotel on Saturday and Sunday 23rd and 24th November between  09.30-17.30.  Please email if you’d like more information or to book a slot.

Twelfth Night is a fast-paced romantic comedy with several interwoven plots of romance, deception, mistaken identities and practical jokes. Separated from her twin brother, Sebastian, in a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a boy, calls herself Cesario, and becomes a servant to the Duke Orsino. He sends her to woo the Countess Olivia on his behalf, but the Countess falls in love with Cesario. Meanwhile Olivia’s uncle, Sir Toby Belch, gets drunk with his friend Sir Andrew Aguecheek and they play a trick on Malvolio, Olivia’s steward. Eventually Sebastian turns up and causes even more confusion, chaos and comedy.

Characters in the Play – Ages are a guide to playing age

Female roles

VIOLA, a lady of Messaline shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria

– early twenties. Ability to sing would be an advantage but not compulsory

OLIVIA, an Illyrian countess – to play under 40

MARIA, her waiting-gentlewoman – Any age

MISS FABIA, a gentlewoman in Olivia’s household – Under 30

Male roles

SIR TOBY BELCH, Olivia’s kinsman – 30 to 60

SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK, Sir Toby’s companion – 50+

MALVOLIO, steward in Olivia’s household – Any age

ORSINO, duke of Illyria – 40+

VALENTINE – Gentleman serving Orsino – Any age

CURIO- Gentleman serving Orsino – Any age

SEBASTIAN, Viola’s brother – early twenties

ANTONIO, friend to Sebastian – 40+

Non gender specific roles

FESTE, Olivia’s fool – Any age – Must be able to sing

CAPTAIN – any age

PRIEST – any age


AUDITION FORM:   Audition Form 2020 Twelfth Night

VIOLA: Audition pieces Viola

OLIVIA: Audition pieces Olivia

MARIA: Audition pieces Maria

MISS FABIA: Audition pieces Miss Fabia

FESTE: Audition pieces Feste

SEA CAPTAIN: Audition pieces Sea Captain

SIR TOBY BELCH: Audition pieces Sir Toby

SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK: Audition pieces Sir Andrew

MALVOLIO: Audition pieces Malvolio

ORSINO: Audition pieces Orsino

VALENTINE & / OR CURIO:Audition pieces Curio or Valentine

SEBASTIAN:Audition pieces Sebastian

ANTONIO:Audition pieces Antonio

MUSIC:  1 Prologue Hey Robin, Jolly Robin Act 2 Scene 3 O Mistress Mine

Act 2 Scene 3 O Mistress Mine

Act 2 Scene 3 The Wind and the Rain

Act 2 Scene 4 Come Away, Death

Act 3 Scene 4 Please One and So Please All

Act 5 Scene 1 Finale

6 responses to “Next Productions: Twelfth Night (Summer 2020)”

  1. Avatar marsha drury says:

    how do i book tickets please

  2. Avatar Andrew says:

    I am interested to see that there is a break on 31 June!

    “Thirty days hath September . . .”

    I look forward to it. I first met the Dream at Huntingdon Grammar School, not far from the George, in September 1963!

    • Avatar Reuben Milne says:

      Glad to hear it – and thanks for feeding back about the slight error in performance dates. You are, of course, right that there is no show on Sunday 30th – rather than Sunday 31st. Consider it changed!

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