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Goldsmiths' Official Student Magazine

A Shakespeare Classic Turned Indie

November 30, 2015
Meiling DellaGrotte reviews Goldsmiths’ Drama Society’s Twelfth Night (or what you will) directed by Georgia Green. The Goldsmiths’ Drama Society’s production of Twelfth Night left the audience in stiches upon the completion of their first show. With folk music strumming in the background and a minimalistic décor (this being a single tree made of metal…

Meiling DellaGrotte reviews Goldsmiths’ Drama Society’s Twelfth Night (or what you will) directed by Georgia Green.

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By Tim Roddham

The Goldsmiths’ Drama Society’s production of Twelfth Night left the audience in stiches upon the completion of their first show.

With folk music strumming in the background and a minimalistic décor (this being a single tree made of metal fencing and white leafy branches, and a bench consisting of three wooden boxes), this production’s essence rested primarily on its performers. Although the entire cast was brilliant, a special mention goes to [smiths]’ own Oliver Wareham, who played Malvolio. In his overzealous attempt to woo the girl despite being in black short-shorts and yellow tights (which we could still see his leg hair poking through), Malvolio and his eyebrows stole the show.

While there seemed to be a contemporary aspect to the play, there was no coherency as the costumes portrayed both a modern-day-military chic and a 50s vibe as well as the music being composed of three acoustic guitars. However, the original arrangements made by Goldsmiths’ own add to the experience rather than detracted.

With only two nights left, I would highly recommend to all those who love a good laugh to see this show. Twelfth Night will be running Tuesday, December 1st and Wednesday, December 2nd at 7:30pm in Studio 3 – tickets for non-society members are £4 and £3 for society members, which can be bought on the door.