Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Peterborough Cathedral

One of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies, Twelfth Night, is to be staged at Peterborough Cathedral from 13-15 February 2019 by Gearbox Theatre Company.

This talented new theatre company is combining the Cathedral’s stunning Norman architecture, a sixties skiffle band and Shakespeare’s poetic language, to bring this colourful production to life.

Artistic Director, Emma Sheppard, explains: “It is the swinging sixties in Illyria where music really is ‘the Food of Love’. Cesario loves Orsino, Orsino loves Olivia, Olivia loves Cesario… but Cesario is really Viola, Sebastian’s twin sister… and is Sebastian really drowned? And then there is Malvolio… cruelly deceived into yellow stockings and crossed-garters by the riotous rogues of this enchanting tale. There is love and marriage, laughter, mischief and cross-dressing.

“With a sixties skiffle band and an original if somewhat nostalgic soundtrack, this is a show not to be missed.”

Tickets, from £11-£25, are now on sale via or call Peterborough Information Centre on 01733 452336. As well as the three evening performances, there are matinees on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 February, and these are open both to the general public and to schools.

Valentine’s Day special
With love being the theme of the comedy, and Valentine’s Day on 14 February, the Cathedral is offering a ‘Valentine’s Day Special’ ticket. This combines a luxury afternoon tea for two, a pair of top price tickets for the evening performance and interval drinks, plus the option to renew your vows at Evensong before the show and meet the cast during the interval. It's the perfect way to treat a loved one! For more details follow the link above.

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