2014: Twelfth Night
Do 'what you will' next summer, but make sure you find time to see our open-air production!
Next June we will be staging an open-air production of Twelfth Night; or What You Will - one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies. Starting with a shipwreck, our heroine, Viola, is separated from her twin brother, Sebastian. Believing him to be dead, she disguises herself as a boy, 'Cessario', and enters the service of Duke Orsino. Orsino is in love with Olivia, a wealthy Countess and sends 'Cessario' to plead his case. However, Olivia falls for 'Cessario', whilst Viola finds herself falling for the Duke!
To add to the confusion, Sebastian, who has survived the shipwreck, appears and is mistaken for 'Cessario'. Meanwhile, Olivia's pompous steward, Malvolia, is brought down a peg or two, by the comic machinations of Olivia's uncle, Sir Toby Belch, her servants, Maria and Fabian, her fool Feste and a would-be suitor, Sir Andrew Aguecheek.
Originally conceived as a twelfth night entertainment for the close of the Christmas season, the play draws on the customs of the holiday season during Shakespeare's time and using them as the origin for the gender-confusion plot.
Twelfth Night will be staged at The Rockery, Raphael Park, Romford.
We are still accepting submissions from people interested in directing for us. If this is something you would like to be involved with, please download a submission form, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submissions is Monday 4 November 2013 and the successful applicant will be announced in December 2013. Auditions for the production will be held in February 2014, with rehearsals commencing in April 2014.
Tickets and Concessions
An open air production at The Rockery, Raphael Park, Main Road, Romford, RM2 5NT (Access via Parkway entrance).
Tickets cost £10 (£8 concessions) and can be purchased in advance, or bought on the door.
Tickets for our shows can be purchased from our online Box Office, or on the door. Tickets ordered through our website are sent out by email and you will need to bring a copy of the email with you when you attend.
Concessionary rates are available to the following groups:
AccessibilityRaphael Park is a public space with a number of pathways which are accessible to wheelchair users. However, the public toilets are not always accessible and the situation is currently more problematic than usual, as regeneration works are currently being undertaken in the park, which has resulted in some pathways being taken out of service.
Continue your support of RST during the year
In addition to being first to hear news of our upcoming events and activities, members of our 'Friends of RST' scheme receive an additional £2 discount off the price of their tickets. Joining is easy - just visit the Friends of RST page to find out more!