Twelfth Night

4ydd i 7fed Awst
Cyfarwyddwyd gan Terry Ram

I hate ingratitude more in a man
Than lying, vainness, babbling drunkenness
Or any taint of vice whose strong corruption
Inhabits our frail blood - Viola, Act III Sc 4

1999 was the first year in which we repeated a play. We returned to Twelfth Night, the play with which the Abbey Shakespeare Players opened their continuous run in 1987. By this time we were equipped to do full justice to the musical elements of the play, with new music composed by Richard Morris, a nine-piece live band and a professional opera singer, Linda Kitchen, to take the role of Feste.


Jolly Robin SingerJane Morris
Orsino, Count of IllyriaIan Wood
ValentineWilliam Long
CurioCecil Williams
First OfficerWilliam Long
Second OfficerMike Hall
ViolaJane Coppola
Sebastian, twin brother of ViolaMartin Wigley
Sea CaptainEdward Long
AntonioHenry Morris
OliviaGeorgina Ferry
Sir Toby Belch, cousin to the CountessRichard Morris
Maria, waiting woman to the CountessFiona Fulton
Malvolio, steward to the CountessMatthew Bellwood
Feste, jester to the CountessLinda Kitchen
Fabian, servant to CountessGraham Ellis
Sir Andrew Aguecheek, friend to Sir Toby BelchJohn Skevington
PriestClive Burgess
Lords, HandmaidensJennifer Carrick, Helena Clowes, Nick Knowland, Andrew Ward


Stage DirectionTerry Ram
Musical directionJulian Cima
Lighting designDavid Long
Chief electricianGideon Baker
Best BoyKimon Miltiadou
Costumes Kitty Burrows
Properties and WardrobePenny Bosworth, Vanora Clowes
TreeClaire Smoothy
PosterFred Orton
Musical assistantsGideon Baker, Karen Ruzicka
Fight assistantGraham Ellis
Front of HouseJane Hall, Alison Chandler, Mal Hughes
SetRobert Fitzmartin & Henry VIII


OboeEdward Long
ClarinetKaren Bowman
HornSue Strzelecki
ViolinsJackie Cima, Gideon Baker
CelloSheena Harris
PercussionAnn Christys, Sue Cima
ContinuoJulian Cima
Music composed byRichard Morris