Bell Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night | BREC

Bell Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Run Time 2 hrs 30 min inc interval
BREC Presents Bell Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
By William Shakespeare
Director Heather Fairbairn
Ticket Prices
Adult $56 + BF | Concession $46 + BF | Under 18 $31 + BF
Group (8+) $50 + BF | Family (2A+2C) $156 + BF | BREC Access

Twelfth Night is recommended for audiences aged 14+. Please be advised that Shakespeare’s original play and this production contains sexual references and content. We recommend that adults bringing young people to the production take the time to discuss the plot and themes of Twelfth Night with them prior to attending. Resources about the play, including a detailed synopsis, can be found on Bell Shakespeare’s Shakespeare Hub. 

24 August 2023
7:00 pm

Twelfth Night

Viola is shipwrecked and believes her twin Sebastian lost to the ocean.

Washed up in a strange new land, determined to survive, Viola disguises herself as a man named Cesario and finds work with Duke Orsino, only to fall head over heels in love with him. But Orsino is in love with Olivia, who – grieving for her brother – refuses all offers of romance. Until, that is, she meets Cesario for the first time. A whirlwind of passion ensues, leaving no one unaffected, not even Olivia’s prudish housekeeper Malvolia, played by Jane Montgomery Griffiths (A Midsummer Night’s Dream).

Heather Fairbairn’s fresh retelling of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy is a dark collision of hidden identities and unrequited love. Featuring all-new music by Sarah Blasko, Twelfth Night ultimately asks us to find light in the darkness.


Director Heather Fairbairn
Set and Costume Designer Charles Davis
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Composer Sarah Blasko
Sound Designer David Bergman
Sound Associate Daniel Herten
Fight and Intimacy Director Nigel Poulton
Choreographer Elle Evangelista
Voice Coach Jack Starkey-Gill

Malvolia Jane Montgomery Griffiths
Toby Belch Keith Agius
Sebastian / Viola Isabel Burton
Viola Alfie Gledhill
Maria Amy Hack
Orsino Garth Holcombe
Andrew / Captain Mike Howlett
Feste Tomás Kantor
Antonio Chrissy Mae
Olivia Ursula Mills

Production Manager 
Benjamin Howlett
Touring Company Manager Heidi Brosnan
Deputy Stage Manager Maree Delvecchio
Assistant Stage Manager Finlay Pedler
Head Electrician Christopher Payne
Head Mechanist Hayley Stafford
Head of Audio Todd Hawken
Head of Costume Sara Kolijn
Costume Cutter / Maker Time Corne
Costume Cutter / Maker Valerie Adele
Costume Cutter / Maker Fiona Warmbath

Set built by Thomas Creative
Lighting supplied by Chameleon Touring Systems
Freight provided by ATS Logistics


  If you experience any difficulties booking tickets, please contact our Box Office Team on 1300 661 272 – Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10am to 4pm.

  ACCESSIBILITY For accessible bookings please contact our Box Office Team on 1300 661 272.

 The safety of our patrons, staff, and community remains our priority, and we’re working hard to ensure your safety while visiting BREC. For further information please refer to our COVID 19 Policy

  We continue to encourage online bookings and contactless payments at the bar.


A doorway to the arts that’s always open!

We want everyone to have the opportunity to see this show at BREC.

So here’s our offer. Through BREC Access we are making some seats available for those who need a good night out but who can’t manage full price at the moment and we invite those who can to ‘pay it forward’ and choose a higher price.

$10.00 OPEN – I need a good night out but the cost of living is starting to bite!
$25.00  ENTER – I need a good night out but can pay a bit more
$70.00  FLING – I want to pay it forward and fling open the doors for someone else

* Limited BREC Access Tickets available


Bell Shakespeare has mastered the art of presenting Shakespeare in a manner that is accessible to the modern-day audience, while still endearing those who love the tradition.
Australian Stage

Bell Shakespeare – arguably the best Shakespearean theatre company.
Herald Sun