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Theatre Royal Transforms Into A Rock Gig...

Stage transforms into a Rock gig for bold adaptation of Twelfth Night


First performed at the RSC in Stratford in 2006 as part of the theatre’s Complete Works season, cutting-edge theatre company, Filter, are bringing their electric adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds stage between Tuesday 18th - Saturday 22nd March.


Influenced by the no-holds-barred festival celebrating the coming of Epiphany and the twelve days of Christmas, William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is known as his greatest and most chaotic comedy. Twins Sebastian and Viola are separated by a shipwreck but when they are both washed up onto Illyria’s shores, disguise, deception and passion wreak havoc as the two twins’ identities are confused.


Devising theatre company Filter have emphasised the mayhem of both the play and the well-known festival by transporting this classic comedy to the modern setting of a rock gig- somewhere where social restrictions really do get left at the door! Using the play’s music as a driving force, this adaptation embraces Twelfth Night as you’ve never seen it before- where anything and everything goes.


Filter Theatre Company is known for its experimental approach to new works and adapted classic texts. As one of the leading devising theatre companies in the country, their previous works include the sell-out production Water (Lyric Hammersmith 2007) and their touring adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters (2010).

Their modern twist on Shakespeare’s classic embraces the joie de vivre of the piece, and is full of chaos, fun, laughter and romance bursting from the stage - Shakespeare as you will never experience it again.


“Rock and roll Shakespeare’s a blast”- Daily Telegraph


“For newcomers to Shakespeare, I can’t think of a better introduction”- The Sunday Times


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