22 September - 10 October 2009
by William Shakespeare
Envisaged by Faction Theatre Company
“If music be the food of love, play on”
Following the success of Macbeth earlier this year, the Faction return to the Tabard Theatre with their exciting new production of Shakespeare’s comedy masterpiece.
Twins Viola and Sebastian are separated during a shipwreck, each believing the other is dead. Disguising herself as a boy to serve in the court of Duke Orsino, Viola is sent on a mission to woo Olivia on his behalf. But Olivia falls desperately in love with Viola’s alter ego…
Featuring the unforgettable characters of Sir Toby Belch, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Malvolio and Feste, combined with the Faction’s trademark visual inventiveness, this striking new production is a must see for experienced theatregoers and new audiences alike.
“The company’s constant inventiveness coupled with some detailed character work extending right across the cast really hold the focus… this is a production worth travelling for.”
– Evening Standard, Entertainment Lowdown
“The company manage to expertly tread the line between past and present day theatre and, in doing so, remind you what an arresting play this is.”
– The Stage
“TheFaction has returned with another thought provoking production… their inventive and physical approach has blown away the cobwebs.”
– British Theatre Guide