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Twelfth Night or What You Will (Edmonton) | Holy Trinity Anglican Church | Friday, 05. January 2018

"If music be the food of love, play on!"

London, England’s internationally-acclaimed Shakespeare Company Malachite Theatre are delighted to return to stages across Alberta this winter, with a heart-warming new production of Shakespeare’s beautiful and boisterous seasonal comedy Twelfth Night.

In the deep snows of the Canadian winter, the shipwrecked Viola has been saved from the sea. Believing her twin brother Sebastian to be drowned, she makes her way in this brave new world disguised as a boy in the service of the melancholy Duke, Orsino.

Meanwhile at the court of the Countess Olivia, Christmas is over and no-one is going home! But with the seasonal liquor cabinet running dangerously short on supplies, Olivia’s cousin, Sir Toby Belch, resolves to make this year's the family reunion of a lifetime!

Featuring a beautiful live choral arrangement and an outstanding cast of home-grown talent, Twelfth Night is the bitter-sweet love song to the Canadian winter promises to be a theatrical highlight of the season.

Twelfth Night runs from January 5-20 at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Edmonton.

“The Malachites triumph in giving new life to old words”
***** Everything Theatre

“Utterly brilliant in conception and performance”
***** British Theatre Guide

“A top achievement from Director Benjamin Blyth”
***** The Stage

More information @ themalachites.ca

ORSINO: Byron Martin
VIOLA: Merran Carr-Wiggin
SEBASTIAN: Andrew Cormier
OLIVIA: Danielle LaRose*
MARIA: Monica Maddaford
SIR TOBY BELCH: William Mitchell
FABIAN/VALENTINE: Samantha Jeffery
MALVOLIO: Brann Munro
FESTE: Colin Matty
CURIO/OFFICER: Phillip Hackborn
PRIEST: Father Chris Pappas

Director: Benjamin Blyth
Assistant Director: Alyson Dicey
Director of Music: Danielle LaRose
Stage Manager: Kasia Brytan
Assistant Stage Manager: Jordan Campion
Apprentice Stage Manager: Phillip Hackborn
Set Design: Sarah Karpyshin & Benjamin Blyth
Lighting Design: Sarah Karpyshin
Costume Design: Liz Grierson
Production Assistant: John Grierson
Produced by: Malachite Theatre Collective, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Edmonton & St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Calgary

BENJAMIN BLYTH is an internationally-acclaimed Shakespeare director originally from London (England). Recent credits include Richard III (Rose Playhouse, London); Henry V (HTAC Edmonton, Canada) and Hamlet (Guangzhou Drama Theatre, China). Benjamin holds MAs from the University of Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), and is currently working towards a PhD investigating the impact of site-specificity in Shakespeare's early plays at the University of Calgary (Canada).
  • HERE WE GO! Twelfth Night is into its FINAL WEEK in Edmonton! Only four chances left to catch this "highly enjoyable" (Liz Nicholls) production that "sets a new, very high, bar for Twelfth Night!" (Ian Richardson). We're back TONIGHT, 7.30pm Holy Trinity Edmonton! Limited numbers of tickets available at the door (cash only) and online at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/twelfth-night-by-william-shakespeare-edmonton-tickets-41392260365
  • CALLING ALL ARTISTS & STUDENTS! Thanks to the Holy Trinity Edmonton Rector's Fund, our ARTISTS APPRECIATION NIGHT will return ONE LAST TIME this Thursday, January 18. If you work as an artist in the local community, or have a valid student ID - come on down to Twelfth Night or What You Will (Edmonton) this Thursday for a fantastic night of Shakespeare and pay "What You Will". (Suggested donation $10). So don't miss this "rollicking" and "highly enjoyable" (Liz Nicholls) production that "sets a new, very high bar, for Twelfth Night" (John Richardson)! Each ticket sold at the door to a local artist or student will be kindly subsidized by the Rector's Fund, helping to support thriving independent theatre in the City of Edmonton.
  • ONLY FOUR CHANCES LEFT to catch Malachite Theatre's critically-acclaimed, rip-roaring new production of Shakespeare hilarious winter comedy: Twelfth Night or What You Will (Edmonton). Don't miss this "rollicking" and "highly enjoyable" (Liz Nicholls) production that "sets a new, very high bar, for Twelfth Night" (John Richardson)! Playing at Holy Trinity Edmonton from WEDNESDAY 17 - SATURDAY 20, 7.30pm. Tickets available at the door (cash only) and online: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/twelfth-night-by-william-shakespeare-edmonton-tickets-41392260365
  • I am not in town or would have loved to see it! Enjoy the run and congratulations to all involved. :)
  • OUR SECOND SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT for Twelfth Night or What You Will (Edmonton) this week: THURSDAY 11th is our ARTISTS' APPRECIATION NIGHT! This means that Thursday's performance is ***PAY "WHAT YOU WILL"*** for all artists in the Edmonton community! Each ticket sold to a local artist will be kindly subsidized by the Holy Trinity Edmonton Rector's Artist Fund. Recommended ticket donations are $10. So don't let the post-Christmas credit crunch get in your way! Come on down THIS THURSDAY at 7.30pm and enjoy a "rollicking" night of "highly entertaining" (Liz Nicholls) Shakespeare with Malachite Theatre!
  • TWO SPECIAL PERFORMANCES for Malachite Theatre's production of Twelfth Night or What You Will (Edmonton) this week! First up: WEDNESDAY 10th performance will be dedicated to raising awareness of homelessness in Edmonton, in association with our friends at The Mustard Seed! Please bring along any spare winter mitts, toques, scarves, and coats for our donation bin! So come on down - 7.30pm at Holy Trinity Edmonton on Wednesday 10th, and help us make Edmonton a warmer, safer place for everyone this winter!
  • Where can I find ticket information and are tickets available at the door for all performances?
  • Its SHAKESPEARE SUNDAY with Malachite Theatre! What better for a Sunday evening than a "beautifully crafted" production of Shakespeare's heartfelt winter comedy, Twelfth Night? 7.30pm Holy Trinity Edmonton. Tickets available on the door (cash only) and online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/twelfth-night-by-william-shakespeare-edmonton-tickets-41392263374?aff=erelexpmlt And as if that wasn't enough, we even have the best HOT APPLE CIDER in town to sweeten the deal!!
  • We have a winter - clothing donation bin at the door that goes to The Mustard Seed! If you have spare mitts, toques, scarves, and coats please bring them!
  • Each character is well crafted and professionally presented by the cast, in this modern offering of Shakespeare's quirky holiday comedy. From top to bottom, a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Aside from the excellent acting, stage setting and direction that went into this production, this play is a must see if for only the reason to experience it in a historically significant 105 year old building.
  • happy opening folks. what a way to start the new year!
  • Happy opening! I'm looking forward to seeing the show :)
  • Bought my tickets for Jan 10!
  • any deals on ticket price for the show? 2 for one? pay what you can? althea c.
  • A lovely article on Twelfth Night director Benjamin Blyth's research at the University of Calgary - check it out here: http://www.ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2017-12-20/doctoral-student-brings-elizabethan-christmas-alberta
  • Happy Boxing Day Folks! Time to "Shake" off those post-Christmas blues with some tickets to the internationally-acclaimed Malachite Theatre's hilarious seasonal spectacular: TWELFTH NIGHT - coming to Edmonton's Holy Trinity Church from Jan 5-20! Early-bird tickets are $25 and available now on EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/twelfth-night-by-william-shakespeare-edmonton-tickets-41392261368?aff=es2, so book now and save $$$ for the theatrical highlight of the season!
  • www.themalachites.ca is now LIVE! Be sure to check back for more Twelfth Night treats & ticket info as sales open in only 7 days! We can't wait to see you at the show!!