Twelfth Night


BBC presents the classic play by William Shakespeare. Felicity Kendal and Sinead Cusack star in this adaptation, which is transferred to the time of the English Civil War. After Viola is parted from her twin Sebastian in a shipwreck, she poses as a manservant to Duke Orsino, but comical confusion arises when the Duke uses her as a mediator to woo the beautiful Olivia.



Viola Felicity Kendal
Olivia Sinéad Cusack
Malvolio Alec McCowen
Orsino Clive Arrindell
Sir Toby Belch

Robert Hardy

Maria Annette Crosbie
Feste Trevor Peacock
Sir Andrew Aguecheek Ronnie Stevens
Fabian Robert Lindsay
Antonio Maurice Roëves


Director John Gorrie
Writer William Shakespeare
Producer Cedric Messina
  Alan Shallcross
Music Joseph Horovitz
Production Design Jon Taylor
Costume Design Alun Hughes


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