WELFTH NIGHT – or What You Will, Upstairs Theatre, Belvoir St. 23 July-4 September 2016. Photography by Brett Boardman: above - Nikki Shiels and Damien Ryan; right: Keith Robinson
Twelfth Night is Shakespeare’s most divine comedy and one whose essential elements often go missing in productions that concentrate merely on laughs and silliness. Director Eamon Flack knows that, so, on the contrary, the tender threads of melancholy, love and longing that should underpin and make sense of the comedy are here as strong as you’re ever likely to encounter. The result is a sublimely human and joyous experience.