Thursday, 17. March 2011 16:03
GB Theatre Company have great pleasure to present our show director for Twelfth Night, Michael Woodwood.
Michael trained as an actor at LAMDA and was last seen in the title role of Titus Andronicus at the Mercury theatre Colchester and Neuss Shakespeare Festival Germany. He is currently Artistic Director for Vital Stages Theatre Company based at the Redbridge Drama Centre and has most recently directed their Christmas show Ramayana, and at the Soho Theatre a version of Chekhov short stories called Love on the Tracks for Big Olive Productions.
“I am extremely delighted to be asked to direct Twelfth Night for GB Theatre Company’s summer Shakespeare tour and I am looking forward to seeing the production set against some of the beautiful venues that have been lined up for this year’s season. Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays and my personal favourite of his comedies, with the hilarious scenes of Sir Toby Belch and Aguecheek matched by the witty wordplay of Viola as she untangles a knot of confusion created by her own disguise. Twelfth Night is a play about love, falling in love, people in love with the idea of love and how love can drive some to madness. The play is a celebration of the finer things of life tinged with the darkness of cruel laughter aimed at the pompous Malvolio. Let there be cakes and ale!”