Wednesday, September 10, 1997 to Thursday, February 12, 1998
Venue: Tours of UK, Mauritius, Seychelles and Zimbabwe
"Cross-dressing, gender-bending, multi-racial production gives a new perspective on Shakespeare`s comedy.... brilliant touches.... superbly acted by all the cast." (Leicester Ripple)
An intercultural version of Shakespeare`s play, with music by the Mauritian composer Eric Appapoulay.
Identical twins, Viola and Sebastian, are separated and shipwrecked in Illyria. Viola disguises herself as a boy. When the Countess Olivia falls in love with him (her?), and the Count Orsino falls in love with her (him?), the results are confusing to say the least.
Meanwhile Olivia`s uncle Toby and Feste the fool plot revenge on Malvolio, who has dared to disapprove of their wild lives.....
Commissioned by the British Council in Mauritius, Border Crossings brought together artists from culturally diverse British backgrounds to explore Shakespeare`s great comedy of disguise and identity. The production toured to Leicester and London, Mauritius, the Seychelles and Zimbabwe.
"Magnificent production" (Quotidien)
LEICESTER RIPPLE review