Twelfth Night
TheatreHas an Auslan interpreted performanceHas an audio described performance
16 - 19 August 2023
State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre

Twelfth Night

16 - 19 August 2023 State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre Buy tickets

Presented by Arts and Culture Trust and Bell Shakespeare


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, Titus Andronicus).

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.

"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

Malvolia - Jane Montgomery Griffiths 

By William Shakespeare
Director Heather Fairbairn

Designer Charles Davis
Composer Sarah Blasko

Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.


  • $75.00 Adult 

A Reserve

  • $65.00 Adult
  • $45.00 Concession (Pensioners, Seniors Card and Health Care Card holders)
  • $30.00 Under 30s 

Groups 10+

  • $70.00 Premium
  • $60.00 A Reserve
  • $40.00 A Reserve Concession (Pensioners, Seniors Card and Health Care Card holders)
    For group bookings phone (08) 6212 9291 or email 

Schools Performance and Post-Show Q&A - 11am Thursday, 17 August

Babes in arms permitted for infants up to 2 years old.

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Captioned performance

  • Thursday 17 August 2023 at 7:30pm

    To secure your Captioning Device for the night, please contact the venue. The devices are subject to availability. Alternatively the Go Theatrical Captioning App, on which the captions can be viewed during the show, can be downloaded onto your own apple or android device.

Auslan interpreted performance

  • Thursday 17 August 2023 at 7:30pm

Audio Described performance and tactile tour

  • Saturday 19 August 2023 at 2:15pm

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