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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).