While the play's intricate web of characters occasionally challenged those unfamiliar with the story, the adept acting carried the narrative smoothly.
Fuller's pubs' involvement added a touch to the experience. Ordering from the bar was accompanied by the option of ordering food from the table, though a glitch in the system led to a drinks-only menu. At the interval when at the bar to order cheesy chips, we were told of the chef's limitations due to high demand they could not grate cheese – a small inconvenience in an otherwise delightful evening.
In conclusion, the Director Nicky Diss and the entire cast should be praised for crafting a truly wonderful performance. Their ability to flawlessly execute such an intricate production, especially in an outdoor setting, speaks volumes about their dedication and talent. Shakespeare in the Garden's rendition of Twelfth Night is a testament to the magic that can be achieved through creative storytelling and engaging the audience in a shared experience.
This show was reviewed on the 8th August 2023. Tickets and locations for future performances can be found here: https://fullers-shakespeare-in-the-garden.designmynight.com/
Review written by Valentine Gale-Sides
Photo credit: Nascot Creative