Twelfth Night

Summer 2023

Open Bar are back with ‘Twelfth Night’ a play brimming with comedy, romance and adventure! Four actors will play numerous characters in Open Bar’s production of Twelfth Night. Expect disguise, tomfoolery and original songs. Whether this will be your first, or thirty-first night of Shakespeare, you will not be disappointed.

Twelfth Night is a comical play with a tangled love story. Viola, a shipwrecked woman, disguises herself as a man named Cesario to enter the service of Duke Orsino. Orsion is in love with the Countess Olivia, who is grieving the loss of her brother and refuses to see any suitors. However, Olivia falls in love with Viola/Cesario, thinking she is a man. The confusion deepens with layers of love, mixed identities, and delusions. Completed perfectly with music and song, reminding us that life is fleeting and we should enjoy it while we can!

  • Ben Galpin
  • Shadia King
  • Caroline O’Mahoney
  • Hannah Pryal

Creative team:

  • Director: Nicky Diss
  • Producers: Nicky Diss and Vicky Gaskin
  • Assistant Producer: Sarah Gain
  • Composer: David Knight
  • Costume: Grace Kelly Miller
  • Puppetry: Chris Dobson


“…..the entire cast should be praised for crafting a truly wonderful performance”
-Curtain Call Reviews

Audience Reviews:

“An excellent performance by four talented actors. Clever use of a limited space/stage and some very funny additions to Shakespeare’s already witty play. Something this good wouldn’t happen without great backstage and creative input – everything came together for a most enjoyable couple of hours.”

“A hilarious and entertaining evening of Shakespeare by a fantastic cast who managed a whirlwind production, with laughs aplenty, ad-libs and some audience participation there was rarely a time when there wasn’t a smile on my face.”

“It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The play was held in the garden of the Bay Tree hotel and all the seats were very close to the stage so it was an intimate affair. The actors all threw themselves into the roles and the audience participation made it a fun event. You don’t need to be a huge Shakespeare fan to enjoy this (and I am not a particular fan of Shakespeare). I would highly recommend to anyone who wants an enjoyable evening.”



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