Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night Re-enacted just for you
Posted by Samuel Hopkins on May 30, 2017 at 12:00 AM
Are you a lover of art and film? Do you like to have a good laugh? Then the re-enactment of Shakespeare’s play ‘Twelfth Night’ is exactly what you need to get your ribs cracking as we end the month. The play will be brought to you by The Three Inch Fools. It will be held at St Mary Aldermanbury's Gardens. The show will be on from 7 pm to 9 pm. However, people will begin streaming into the venue as early as six pm.
The humorous play will be brought about by a group of five actors. Watch their humorous acting accompanied by the playing of musical instruments throughout the night. The play was made possible by the corroboration of Guidhall Library and City Gardens. What’s more, Guidhall Library has gone a step further and prepared a special treat for any ticket holders for the play. If you have a ticket, you will be able to view the library’s copy of the First Folio. This piece has been in the library’s collection since it was published in 1623. Its viewing will occur right before the play begins, so you do not have to worry about missing the show for the unique display.
The venue for the re-enactment has not been randomly chosen either. St Mary Aldermanbury’s Gardens are a cornerstone in Shakespearian history. This is because the former church and churchyard hold the remains of Henry Condell and John Heminges. The two men were essential to the release of the First Folio, without which many of Shakespeare’s plays would have been lost. One of these plays would have been the Twelfth Night.
The Three Inch Fools bring you this event as part of their three-month journey across the United Kingdom re-enacting Shakespeare’s plays. They put an air of freshness and emotion to each of their performances. In their journey, they celebrate the life and contributions of William Shakespeare, Britain’s most loved playwright.
Twelfth Night will be an outdoor performance. In this unique setting, you can enjoy the humorous show while you enjoy the beautiful view of the gardens at night. That said, bring a blanket to sit on and have a good laugh. Notably, it is highly recommended that you bring coats and warm clothing. Also, remember to check the day’s forecast that evening and carry a raincoat if there are rain predictions. Kindly do not carry umbrellas along with you since they could obscure the view of others.
In case it rains, do not worry. The old film saying will hold true, and the show will go on. In case London experiences an unexpected storm that night, then the play’s re-enactment will be postponed to a later date. If the organizers choose to cancel the event at any point, the decision will be announced half an hour before the play, and you will receive a full refund of your ticket.
Overall, this is a performance you do not want to miss. So book your tickets, set the date and look forward to the show!
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