Theatre group RoughCast to put a Western spin on favourite Shakespeare comedy Twelfth Night

James Aggett said he was looking forward to the performance of Twelth Night.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

James Aggett said he was looking forward to the performance of Twelth Night. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Shakespeare's classic comedy Twelfth Night is transposed into a 'Spaghetti Western' setting in an upcoming show by amateur theatre group RoughCast.

Beccles Public Hall will host the play, which tells the tale of shipwrecked twins, Viola and Sebastian, who wash up on the shores of Illyria.

Viola dons man's clothing and seeks employment with the island's 'head man' Duke Orsino and is sent to woo the beautiful Olivia on Duke's behalf and Olivia inconveniently falls in love with Viola in his male disguise.

James Aggett, the public hall's general manager, said: 'What a great story and you can enjoy this production in a very intimate way at Beccles Public Hall. As per the director's wishes, it will be performed in the semi-round.'

The show takes place on Thursday, July 6 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10, concession £8 from www.becclespublichall.com, or phone 01502 770060, Monday to Friday 10am-3pm.


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