Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew
‘I AM NOT WHAT I AM’
One of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies of love and confusion, Twelfth Night tells a twisted tale of mistaken identity, transformation and deception. With a man playing a girl disguised as a boy, illusion and reality are almost indistinguishable on Propeller’s island of Illyria. Dark and delightful, the play asks ‘What happens when you fall in love with the wrong person?’ and the answer is both beautiful and bittersweet.
In The Taming Of The Shrew two, disguised, competing suitors clamour for the hand of beautiful Bianca whilst gold digging Petruchio agrees to wed her viciously ill-tempered sister Kate sight-unseen. The difference between marrying for love and marrying for money, however, becomes increasingly difficult to judge. This brash, brutal and darkly comic story pulls no punches.
Both plays explore beautifully how being in love with the wrong person reveals true feeling as Shakespeare asks us to examine what makes happiness.
One thing is certain - nobody does Shakespeare like Propeller.
Propeller will present these plays from November 2012 until August 2013 as part of a national and international tour.
Throughout the tour, Propeller will be supporting Target Ovarian Cancer, the national ovarian cancer charity working to save lives and helping women diagnosed live their lives to the full, wherever they live in the UK. Propeller sing and perform during the interval of The Taming of the Shrew to raise money for the charity. Donations can also be taken here.
Proudly supported by Coutts & Co
Running Times for both productions are 2 hours and 45 minutes including an interval.