By William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare's admired story of love, wit, and mistaken identity comes to the orchard this summer for a night of comedic theatre you won't forget!
Love is in the air in Illyria as twins Viola and Sebastian, separated in a shipwreck, find themselves in unknown territory. Viola, trying to find her brother and stay alive, disguises herself as a boy and goes to work for Duke Orsino. Under his emplor, she finds herself falling for the Duke who, unfortunately for Viola, is in love with the Countess Olivia, who, unfortunately for the Duke, wants nothing to do with him. Orsino sends Viola to charm Olivia for him, and in the process Olivia falls in love... with Viola!
Come and see Penguin Productions fresh take on this quirky tale, breathing new life into this iconic (and hilarious) play.
"If music be the food of love, play on"
July 24th, 25th
August 8th, 14th
Perchance to Dream
By Stephanie Spencer
“Death has a way of bringing people together”
August 1st, 7th, 15th
A new perspective on Shakespeare's classic tale, Perchance to Dream explores the story of Ophelia that wasn't detailed in the text of Hamlet. A daughter, a sister, and a woman in love, Ophelia finds herself trying to navigate a world that isn't kind to outspoken women and ends up meeting the most tragic of fates.
A World Premier by Stephanie Spencer, a local artist, this ode to Ophelia goes beyond the story we thought we knew and highlights themes that remain relevant to this day.
"We know the story, we know what happens, but now we finally get to put together why and how."