twelfth night

Stage to Screen

Twelfth Night was shot over a single month in West Sussex. Five full Acts of Shakespeare in four weeks represents something of a challenge. To achieve this whilst maintaining the integrity of the original text, it was critical not only to cast top quality actors who were comfortable with the language, but also to ensure they were properly prepared. Three weeks rehearsals were completed before a single shot was filmed. By doing so, this allowed the cast to gain confidence by developing their work naturally through the rehearsal process and arrive on set secure with both language and character.


Cast


Sheila Atim - Viola & Sebastian

Antony Bunsee - Malvolio

David Charles - 1st Officer

Dominic Coleman - Sir Andrew Aguecheek

Alexander Delamere - Priest

George Johnson - Valentine

Christopher Keegan - 2nd Officer

Jamie Kenna - Sea Captain

Steven Miller - Fabian

Zackary Momoh - Antonio

Luke Murphy - Curio

Simon Nagra - Sir Toby Belch

David Nellist - Feste

Shalini Peiris - Olivia

Nina Shenkman - Maid

Ben Whybrow - Orsino

Lisa Zahra - Maria

Twelfth Night Act 2 Scene 1

Sebastian, following his rescue by Antonio, has decided to travel to Duke Orsino’s court. Before leaving he reveals that he is in fact a nobleman from Messaline and has lost his twin sister in the shipwreck.  Antonio, moved by deep affection for his new friend, decides to follow Sebastian despite being a sworn enemy of Orsino.  Featuring Sheila Atim & Zackary Momoh. Director Adam Smethurst and Executive Producer Rakie Ayola