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24 June - 24 July

In the fantastical Kingdom of Illyria, the peace of a grieving Countess and a heartsick Duke is disturbed by a pair of shipwrecked lovers, a lazy drunk, a vain pedant, a cowardly fool and a cunning maid.

Tricks and subterfuge lead to unforeseen consequences; but then ‘the course of true love never did run smooth’, in this, the most loved of Shakespeare’s comic plays.

Iris Theatre’s next classical play follows a long line of successful summer productions including Offy nominated Richard III in 2014 and Julius Caesar in 2013.

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Matinee performances start at 2.30pm on June 26th and July 4th, 11th and 18th.

Evening performances start at 7.30pm.

Running Time: 2h30min

Box Office will be located at the Covent Garden Entrance, not on Bedford street. Information on how to get here.

Special offers available for schools or group bookings of 10 + tickets. For more information please email tickets@iristheatre.com

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Press Reviews

“…a bright, boisterous and immensely likeable Twelfth Night.”



 “so many highlights the whole thing is basically fluorescent.”
The Public Reviews


“Twelfth Night by Iris Theatre is pure joy.”

London Theatre 1


“The cast are excellent, the weather was fabulous and the fairy lights beautiful grounds really added to the magic of this fantastic production.”


Nick Howard-Brown


Nick trained at East 15 Acting School.

Performed as the White Knight at the recent unveiling and dedication of the new statue in the grounds of St. Paul’s Church.

Also for Iris Theatre: Cassius in 'Julius Caesar' and Clarence/Buckingham in 'Richard III', as well as the Mad Hatter in both 'Alice in Wonderland' (including the re-staging at the Cockpit Theatre) and 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'.

Other theatre credits include: Bassanio in 'The Merchant of Venice' (Shakespeare's Globe), Laertes in 'Hamlet' (Tivoli Theatre, Dublin), Sonny in 'Before the Fire Burns Out' (Cheltenham Everyman) and Perchik in 'Tinderbox' (Tooting Arts Club).

Vik Sivalingam


Directing credits include Jimbob, The Komagata Maru Incident, Pericles, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Blue/ Orange, Home, The Glass Menagerie, Uncle Vanya and The Bullet.

Vik holds an MFA in Theatre Directing (Birkbeck, University of London) and a PG Award in Teaching Shakespeare (RSC/ Warwick University). Vik was Resident Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company (2008-2011) and most recently he was Resident Director of Made in Dagenham at the Adelphi Theatre.
Future projects include the World Premiere of Half and Half- The Curry Musical at Welsh Millennium Centre and Much Ado About Nothing at Brooklyn College (NY).

Tony Bell


Theatre Credits Include: Shakespeare in Love (West End)) 39 Steps (UK tour), Oh The Humanity (Soho Theatre/ Northern Stage), The Winter’s Tale, Henry V, Richard III, The Comedy of Errors, Midsummer Night’s Dream (Propeller/ World Tour), Treasure Island, A Man for all Seasons (Haymarket Theatre), The English Game (Headlong), Don Quixote (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Twelfth Night, Taming of the Shrew (Old Vic, RSC, BAM New York), The Bee (Soho Theatre/ Tokyo), Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson (Chocolate Factory), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Comedy Theatre/ BAM NY), Red Demon (Tokyo Nodamap), Ghostward (Almeida Theatre), Bouncers (Hull Truck), The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist, The Promised Land (Sheffield Crucible)

Television Credits Include: The Game, Prisoner’ Wives, Midsomer Murders, Holby City, Trail of Guilt, Trial and Retribution, The Bill, Peak Practice, Coronation Street, Doctor