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Twelfth Night….with a Cast of Comedians - London Wonderground

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING their success at King’s Cross Theatre, Fight in the Dog are returning to London for another one-night-only production of Shakespeare’s best comedy Twelfth Night.

With a cast of twelve of London’s most exciting comedians, it comes to The Spiegeltent, London Wonderground on Monday, July 18, 2016.

Shakespeare’s text has been abridged for a very 2016 take on this classic story of love, drink, mistaken identity and a prank taken way too far.

The original staging took place on the actual Twelfth Night, January 5, 2016, raising £8,664.90 for the charity Refugee Action and receiving a standing ovation from about 79% of its audience. The show was directed by twice Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Liam Williams and former artistic director of Boundless Theatre, Matt Bulmer.

This second one-time-only staging will be slightly bigger and slightly better than the last one, marking the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death.

The cast includes The Pin, Sheeps, Tessa Coates of Massive Dad, Ellie White, Kieran Hodgson, Joe Bannister, David Elms, Emma Sidi, Matilda Wnek of Beard, Lolly Adefope and Liam Williams plus live music from the band, John Bull & The Bandits.

Fight in the Dog was established to bridge the gap between the worlds of theatre and stand-up comedy, aiming to create work that’s as funny as the best comedy and as thought-provoking as the best theatre; and to encourage audiences to laugh yet look afresh at the world.

Tickets: From £15 – available online at www.fightinthedog.co.uk/productions/.

Time: 7.45pm.

Twelfth Night with Comedians will also be performing at Latitude Festival this year: Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 10.45pm.