Southwark Playhouse presents
by William Shakespeare
“If music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it!”
Orsino loves Olivia.
Olivia loves Viola.
Viola loves Orsino.
Malvolio loves himself
and Sir Toby loves a drink.
Whilst searching for her lost brother at a music festival in Illyria, Viola stumbles upon love instead.
In the melting pot of the festival, anyone can be who they want to be – but in reality, no one is really sure who is who, or what secrets they might be hiding
When it all comes out, there’s going to be one hell of a hangover.
Shakespeare For Schools
Shakespeare lives on the stage, not the page, and it is there that students should first encounter him. Our annual Shakespeare for Schools production is the most ambitious element of our Youth and Community Programme, reaching over 1500 young people every year in Southwark and Lambeth at special matinee performances.
The project aims to enable more young people to engage with Shakespeare and have the opportunity to see live theatre that is exciting, innovative and contemporary, when they might not otherwise have the chance to do so.
All schools will be contacted by Southwark Playhouse this Autumn with details on how to book tickets.
Our most recent productions include The Tempest (2017) and Macbeth (2016)
“…this 90-minute show delivers an enchanting and emotionally charged Tempest.” WhatsOnStage (The Tempest)
“…the intimacy of the space, the editing of the text and the strength of the performances made the experience unique and really valuable.” Participating teacher, 2016
This project is supported by The Topinambour Trust, The Williams Charitable Trust, St Olave’s and St Saviour’s Schools Foundation and the Unity Theatre Trust.