workington Playgoers

1935 – 2015

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6th – 10th October

Director Laurie Mansfield

  Production at the Moorclose Community Centre Theatre


“If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.”

Twelfth Night Act 1, scene 1, 1–3

It is a number of years since Playgoers ventured into the world of Shakespeare but this all too rare event might be the start of many more of the Bards plays to follow. The play is being performed in Playgoers temporary home, The Moorclose Community Centre Theatre and being directed by Laurie Mansfield who is absolutely delighted to be working in his old school where he taught before his retirement some years ago. “Twelfth Night” is a reference to the twelfth night after Christmas Day, called the Eve of the Feast of Epiphany. It was originally a Catholic holiday but, prior to Shakespeare’s play, had become a day of revelry. Servants often dressed up as their masters, men as women and so forth. This history of festive ritual and Carnivalesque reversal, based on the ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia at the same time of year (characterised by drunken revelry and inversion of the social order; masters became slaves for a day, and vice versa), is the cultural origin of the play’s gender confusion-driven plot

Morgan   Morgan Sweeney as Sir Toby Belch

ben original   Ben Brinicombe as Sir Andrew Aguecheek

Geoffrey hall   Geoffrey Hall as Malvolio

Becky Wilson   Becky Wilson as Maria

Rosie   Rosie Sweeney as Viola

00030440   Tony Parker as Captain / Antonio

   Kelly Davis as Olivia

00060092   Stewart Grant as Orsino

(Photos-Gordon Rushton)

hannah   Hannah Lewis as Feste

(Photo-Chris Lewis Photography)

Frank Cosgrove as Fabian, Matthew Last as Sebastian, Peter Inglis as Priest, Brian Young as Officer and Lewis Hill as Valentine


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