“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”
I originally directed Twelfth Night as an open air production which my company, the salon:collective, had been invited to perform at. With a cast made up entirely of Meisner actors, we created a free, involving, emotionally engaging production. The community were also involved, providing horses, gypsy caravans, costume making, stage management, and the local dance group were involved in the shipwreck with our actors.
“If music be the food of love, play on.”
After the success of Cornwall, we were invited by Hoxton Hal to reinvent the show for a Christmas audience. A few recasts were made, and some revisions in design, but the spirit of the show remained; with two distinct differences – a family show and an late-night more adult show.
The production was inspired by Victorian Music Hall, and the characters mingled with the audience throughout.