Separated in a shipwreck from her twin brother and believing him dead, Viola disguises herself as a boy and is employed by Count Orsino to woo the reluctant Lady Olivia. Olivia is indeed finally awoken from her own grief by a new love, but for the servant and not the master, whilst Viola herself has fallen head over heels for the Count.

Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identities, unrequited love, trickery and drunken revelling was the first play ever staged at the Open Air Theatre in 1932. Edward Dick directs this new production.

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