Venetian Twins

Wednesday 8th November - Saturday 11th November 2017

7:30pm nightly at Swindon Arts Centre

Twins separated at birth turn up in Verona, one for an arranged marriage and the other to meet a girl who has run away from her family for him.

They are mistaken for each other and the resulting chaos includes duels, betrayals, spats, arrests, a casket of stolen jewels, and a death from poisoned wine: the show's comic high point!

The Venetian Twins was the comic hit of the 1994 Off-Broadway season. Written in 1743 by the master of Italian comedy, this piece of slapstick foolery hasn't lost an ounce of freshness.

Cast:

Bargello: Chris Hall                            Lelio: Colin Jones

Brighella: Roger Trayhurn                   Dr Balanzoni: Clive Baker

Tiberzio: Enrico Bosa                         Florindo: Tom Freegard

Arlecchino: Matt Hemmings                Pancrazio: Craig Fox  

Beatrice: Sarah Cousens                    Rosaura: Susan Pearson

Colombina: Ruth Davies                     Zannetto/Tonino: John Fisher      Porter: Robert Elrick

Trevor and Susannah, whose marraige is on the rocks, inflict their miseries on their nearest and dearest: three couples whose own relationships are tenuous at best.

Taking place sequentially in the three beleaguered couples' bedrooms during one endless Saturday night of co-dependence and dysfunction, beds, tempers, and domestic order are ruffled, leading all the players to a hilariously touching epiphany.

Wednesday 7th March - Saturday 10th March 2018

Open auditions  will be held in November and are open to everyone.

Keep checking here and we’ll let you know the exact dates as soon as we know them.


Produced by Godfrey Room