Cast Complete for Regent's Park Twelfth Night, With Songs by Sam Kenyon | Playbill

London News Cast Complete for Regent's Park Twelfth Night, With Songs by Sam Kenyon

Owen Horsley will direct Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identities at the London venue.

Casting is now set for the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night or What You Will, which will play the outdoor U.K. venue May 3–June 8 with an official opening May 9.

Directed by Owen Horsley, the cast will feature Raphael Bushay as Orsino, Richard Cant as Malvolio, Sally Cheng as Querelle, Andro Cowperthwaite as Sebastian, Anna Francolini as Olivia, Nicholas Karami as Antonio/Captain, Julie Legrand as Feste, Michael Matus as Toby Belch, Evelyn Miller as Viola, Anita Reynolds as Maria, Matthew Spencer as Andrew Aguecheek, Katherine Toy as Valentine/Priest, musical director Jon Trenchard as Fabian, and Harry Waller as Curio/Officer.

This production of Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identities also includes original songs by musical supervisor Sam Kenyon in addition to those in the text.

Twelfth Night or What You Will will also feature set design by Basia Binkowska, fight and intimacy direction by Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown for Rc-Annie, costume design by Ryan Dawson Laight, voice and text direction by Kate Godfrey, associate sound design by James Hassett, movement direction by Daniel Hay-Gordon, casting by Lotte Hines, associate direction by Cory Hippolyte, lighting design by Aideen Malone, and sound design by Max Pappenheim.

The Regent's Park staging of the classic play is set at a moonlit cafe surrounded by the sea as Olivia sings a lament to her lost brother, watched on by faded crowd. When a shipwreck catapults Viola into their world of abandoned festivities, a web of disguise and deception begins.

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