Time to take a trip to Illyria

Riverside Drama Company is presenting Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night this week at the Duchess Theatre in Long Eaton.

The company’s production is on from October 17-19.

Set in the mythical country of Illyria, Twelfth Night is a rollicking, riotous romantic comedy played out by some of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters: the outrageous drunkard Sir Toby Belch, the feisty Viola and the pompous Malvolio to name but a few. If you can’t quite remember which one it is - think twins, mistaken identities, and yellow stockings.

“It’s one of my favourites,” says director Liz Turner “because it’s a very easy play for the audience to understand. It’s also very funny, with some really quite physical comedy alongside character-based humour- so really the fore-runner of today’s sit-coms!

We’ve got a really good cast, too so I’m really looking forward to the performances, when I’ll be able to sit back and enjoy it all while they do the hard work on stage!”

Performances start at 7.30pm. Tickets for Twelfth Night are priced £7 full and £6 concessions and are available via the website www.riversidedrama.com, from the Chatsworth Centre coffee mornings on Saturdays (10am-noon), or by calling 0115 8756041.