“Love” said the Ancient Greek philosopher,
is a journey in search of our lost other half.”
Viola and her twin brother Sebastian have been shipwrecked off
the coast of Illyria. Each believes that the other has been drowned.
Disguising herself as a boy called Cesario, Viola enters the service
of the duke Orsino. The Duke sends Cesario to woo the lady Olivia
on his behalf but Olivia falls in love with this lovely ‘boy’. Viola,
meanwhile, falls in love with Orsino.
The play takes us on a giddy exploration of many aspects of
love in which characters are forced to lose themselves in order
to find themselves again in ways that are both very funny
and touchingly poignant.