WHAT YOU WILL
23 February - 24 February
“Art thou any more than a steward?”
Stage Pioneers is a new company that aims to produce new work that breaks new ground.
Feste returns to Illyria after a long period away, and seeks reemployment with the Lady Olivia. But when her chief steward Malvolio humiliates him in front of her, he is filled with rage and plunges into a revenge fantasy that encompasses reality.
Feste’s anger-fuelled tempest wrecks the ship carrying twins Viola and Sebastian, who are both washed up on the Illyrian shore and believe the other to be dead. Without her brother’s legal protection, Viola decides to maker her own way in the world by disguising herself as the serving boy Cesario, and when she finds employment with the Duke Orsion she enters a complicated web of love and madness.
Adapted from Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, and a featuring beautiful, soaring score by Oliver Mawdsley, What You Will offers a new perspective on an old classic. Book now to be the first to see this beguiling new musical in its concert premiere.
Stage Pioneers is a new company that aims to produce new work that breaks new ground. What You Will is their first production.