Twelfth Night to feature at 2018 Shakespeare in the Vines

Cast members Jean Goodwin and Jack Dixon Gunn, who are playing twins Viola and Sebastian in Twelfth Night. Photo: Drew Tingwell
Cast members Jean Goodwin and Jack Dixon Gunn, who are playing twins Viola and Sebastian in Twelfth Night. Photo: Drew Tingwell

Shakespeare will return to the Clare Valley for the 15th year next February.

With the artistic talents of the Essential Theatre company, the 2018 edition of Shakespeare in the Vines will showcase the classic tale Twelfth Night.

To be held at Sevenhill Cellars on Friday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17, the event is the perfect way to enjoy a classic work with a modern twist.

Twelfth Night’s cast of eight professional actors will take the audience on a joyful ride, as the lawn of Sevenhill is transformed into the magical land of Illyria.

The story begins after a raging shipwreck, when Viola finds herself washed ashore, separated from her twin brother Sebastian, and alone on the beach of Illyria.

This town is familiar, but somewhat strange – a dreamland where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem.

To survive, Viola immerses herself into this new land. She discovers a melancholic Duke, a pair of jovial drunkards, a sullen servant and cross-dressing lovers. Mischief ensues – hearts are tangled, pranks are played and poor Viola finds herself right in the middle of a love triangle!

Twelfth Night invites the audience to join Viola’s journey, be delighted by the unforgettable characters and be thrilled by the adventures that this strange yet wonderful land has to offer.

Tickets for Twelfth Night are $40 each during the early bird ticket offer until December 31, 2017.

From January 1, 2018, tickets are $45 each.

Tickets are available online here.