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Photo Flash: First Look at Iris Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT at Covent Garden

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Acclaimed Iris Theatre returns for a seventh year of its celebrated summer season in the gardens of St Paul's Church, Covent Garden with a promemade version of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Twelfth Night, directed by Vik Sivalingham, opens the 2015 season, playing from now through Friday 24 July. The show opens tonight, 29 June, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

In the fantastical Kingdom of Illyria, the peace of a grieving Countess and a heartsick Duke is disturbed by a pair of shipwrecked lovers, a lazy drunk, a vain pedant, a cowardly fool and a cunning maid. Tricks and subterfuge lead to unforeseen consequences; but then 'the course of true love never did run smooth', in this, the most loved of Shakespeare's comic plays.

Iris Theatre's next classical play follows a long line of successful summer productions including Off West Award-nominated Richard III in 2014 and Julius Caesar in 2013.

The cast features: Tony Bell (MALVOLIO / ANTONIO), Nick Howard-Brown (FESTE), Pepter Lunkuse (VIOLA), Robert Maskell (SIR TOBY), Julian Moore-Cook (ORSINO), Olivia Onyehara (OLIVIA), Anne-Marie Piazza (MARIA), and Henry Wyrley-Birch (SEBASTIAN / AGUECHEEK).

Director Vik Sivalingham is currently Resident Director on Made in Dagenham-the Musical at the Adelphi Theatre in the West End. Vik has worked in theatres all over the UK including the Almeida, the Old Vic, the Royal Court, Tricycle Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Sheffield Crucible, the New Wolsey Theatre and Headlong Theatre. From 2008- 2011, he was Resident Assistant Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Twelfth Night will be followed by a new version of Pinocchio from Wednesday 29 July - Saturday August 29. Tickets: £18.00, concessions £14.00. Book online at www.iristheatre.com. Tickets are also available in person on the door at St Paul's Church, Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED.

Photo Credit: Hannah Barton

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Photo Flash: First Look at Iris Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT at Covent Garden
Sebastian (Henry Wyrley-Birch) and Viola (Pepter Lunkuse)

Photo Flash: First Look at Iris Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT at Covent Garden
Malvolio (Tony Bell) and Viola (Pepter Lunkuse)

Photo Flash: First Look at Iris Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT at Covent Garden
Malvolio (Tony Bell), Feste (Nick Howard-Brown), Sir Toby (Robert Maskell)

Photo Flash: First Look at Iris Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT at Covent Garden
Sir Toby (Robert Maskell), Maria (Anne-Marie Piazza), Feste (Nick Howard-Brown)

Photo Flash: First Look at Iris Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT at Covent Garden
Viola (Pepter Lunkuse)

Photo Flash: First Look at Iris Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT at Covent Garden
Feste (Nick Howard-Brown)

Photo Flash: First Look at Iris Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT at Covent Garden
Aguecheek (Henry Wyrley-Birch)

Photo Flash: First Look at Iris Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT at Covent Garden
Malvolio (Tony Bell), Orsino (Julian Moore-Cook), Olivia (Olivia Onyehara) and Viola (Pepter Lunkuse)



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