30 August, 2023
Comedy brought back to life
ONE of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, Twelfth Night, will soon be brought to life by the Atherton Performing Arts Youth Theatre.
The theatre group will delight audiences with its performance of Twelfth Night from this Friday through to Sunday 10 September at its Atherton venue.
The play is a delightful mixture of romance and mistaken identity.
When Viola is shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, she disguises herself as a boy and goes to work for Duke Orsino, who send her to woo the Lady Olivia on his behalf.
But Olivia falls for the charming “young man” instead, while long-lost twins, scheming servants and Viola’s own feelings for the Duke add even more chaos.
This dynamic production by the youth group retains Shakespeare’s iconic language but appeals to a modern audience with a streamlined adaptation, plenty of action and physical comedy, and a soundtrack of classic songs by Cole Porter, Gershwin, and others.
Shows are on Friday and Saturday nights (1-2 September and 8-9 September) at 7.30pm and on Sundays (3 and 10 September) at 2.30pm.
Tickets are $15 and $10 and are available from Tableland Books in Vernon Street, Atherton or by going to www.athertonperformingarts.com.au