The hilarious and surprisingly talented cast of Shakesoc succeeded in bringing to life all the celebrated aspects of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’, adding humorous details to make it pertinent to uni life.
The play included references to Devon and iconic songs such as ‘500 miles’ and ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ . The play also featured both well delivered sophisticated jokes as well as more dirty ones which the spectators couldn’t resist bursting out laughing at.
humorous details to make it pertinent to uni life
The small space allowed for a close proximity with the viewers, through which the actors went through continuously, giving a homey feel as well as the audience feeling part of the narrative. Although not perfect in its form, Shakespeare is effectively brought back to its primary goal of pure entertainment for the masses, and the image of Malvolio peeling off his sparkly nipple tassels and handing them disdainful to Olivia was probably the best thing I’ve seen all week.