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Thursday, August 7, 2014


The Schlesinger Theatre at Michaelhouse offers a great introduction to Shakespeare, with a good version of Twelfth Night, and a whole lot of fun.

Directed by Michaelhouse’s Director of Theatre, William le Cordeur, 12th Nite or What you Will? features a cast from Michaelhouse and Howick High.

The preamble reads: “Girl meets boy, falls in love, the rest is history… no such luck! Girl, dressed as boy, meets boy, falls in love; different girl, who same boy has crush on, falls for girl dressed as boy… Yes, 12th NITE: or What you Will? Shakespeare’s comic genius was never this much fun! Decoded, and running for about 40min each way, this production of Twelfth Night will keep you in stitches, as we explore the insecurity of young love, the uniqueness of gender and the sameness of pop culture. With a live DJ, graffiti-ed stage and hipster costumes; this Shakespeare will be a fantastic trip out for the whole family!”

12th Nite or What you Will? is “decoded” to help with the flow of language for the less literate Shakespeare enthusiasts. “But not to worry, those who are a fan of the great Bard will miss nothing, we are still pure, to a point, and our interpretation is as valid today as it was then. In fact, a version of Twelfth Night has only just won a Tony award in the USA, which is an Oscar for the stage. This play is funny, relevant, and I dare to say, wonderfully performed!” says le Cordeur

School performances: Block booking R40/student. School teachers come for free!

Performances in the Schlesinger Theatre at Michaelhouse run from August 17 to 20. The first performance (August 17) is at 14h30 and the week nights start at 19h30. Tickets R50 (R40) with complementary tea (wine and cool drinks on sale).

Bookings or information via Mrs Angela Jonsson on email at or call 033 234 1314 (weekdays between 08h00 and 13h00).