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2Elfth Night (Keane & Doyle)

By | Published on Sunday 18 August 2019

‘2Elfth Night’ sees Keane and Doyle resort to performing Shakespeare’s much-loved ‘Twelfth Night’ as a two-hander, after “losing” the rest of the cast on their trip over from America. There’s a lot of audience participation, though only for those who want it, as we are advised that the front row is reserved for those who “want to play”. The clowning and excessive multi-rolling from both performers makes for a laugh a minute: one minute Doyle wears and bra and the next dons a very convincing British accent and beer belly! Despite all the fun kerfuffle onstage, they do actually portray Shakespeare’s classic clearly and succinctly. ‘2Elfth Night’ is an enjoyable, comedic and engaging production suitable for all ages.

Paradise In Augustines, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Natalie Holman]