Shakespeare under the stars

Published on 5 February 2018

A delightful production of Twelfth Night will be performed at the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden on Sunday 4 March.

From Essential Theatre - the Melbourne–based theatre company that previously brought Romeo and Juliet to the Wildflower Garden - comes Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s hilarious and beautifully balanced tale of anguish, high spirits and unrequited love. 

The twilight production will be performed at the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden on Sunday 4 March at 5pm.The performance runs for approximately two hours with a 20-minute intermission.

Tickets are on sale now for the one-off performance, with prices ranging from $49 per adult through to a family ticket for two adults and two children at $140. Tickets can be purchased online.

Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola who finds herself washed ashore, separated by her twin brother Sebastian, alone on the beach of Illyria.  The 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 in 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 in the middle of a love triangle.

Patrons are welcome to bring a picnic rug or deck chair, food and non-alcoholic drinks as they watch Twelfth Night unfold. Food and alcohol will also be on sale but BYO alcohol is prohibited. Gates open at 4pm.

Free parking is available at the Wildflower Garden and a shuttle service will be available to assist with disabled access between Caley's Pavilion car park and the venue. Please indicate any access requirements when purchasing your tickets.

Click here for all other enquiries about the performance on Sunday 4 March or call 9424 0353.

 

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Media enquiries: Sally Williams 9424 0982 or sawilliams@kmc.nsw.gov.au