Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

Twelfth Night

Fowles Wine 3rd March 2018

If music be the food of love, play on.......

Join Fowles Wine on Saturday 3rd March 2018.

The cast of 8 professional actors from Essential Theatre will take you on a joyful ride, as the Fowles Wine Courtyard transforms into the magical land of Illyria in Shakespeare's beautiful tale of unrequited love and the high spirit of clever comedy, Twelfth Night.

The Tale

After a raging shipwreck, Viola finds herself washed ashore, separated by her twin brother, Sebastian, and alone on the beach of Illyria.  This town is familiar, but somewhat strange - a dreamland where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem.

To survive, Viola immerses herself into this new land. She discovers a melancholic Duke, a pair of jovial drunkards, a sullen servant and cross-dressing lovers.  Mischief ensues - hearts are tangled, pranks are played, and poor Viola finds herself right in the middle of a love triangle!

We invite you to join this journey with Viola, be delighted by the unforgettable characters and thrilled by the adventures that this strange yet wonderful land has to offer.

The Evening

This magical production will take place in the courtyard, where the performers move around the audience in an intimate performance.

Delicious hampers featuring amazing local produce and our own house made goodies are available for a pre show dinner.  As this is a licensed event, BYO alcohol or picnics are unfortunately not permitted .  Wine, beer, coffee and soft drinks will be available in the Wine Shed adjacent to the courtyard, in addition to bottled water. 

The doors will open at 6.00pm and the performance will begin at 7.00pm.  The performance has two halves of approximately 50 minutes each with a short intermission.

The Company

Essential Theatre is proud to be celebrating its 16th summer of Shakespeare in the Vines, a tour of Shakespeare's classics to some of Australia’s most spectacular wineries and gardens. This program has grown from strength to strength ensuring the longevity of this ambitious and entrepreneurial Victorian theatre company. These passionate theatre makers re-interpret the classic texts for modern audiences delivering vibrant and engaging productions. Whether you’re new to the work of Essential Theatre or a regular audience member you are guaranteed a night to remember.

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Fowles Wine


3rd March 2018, from 6pm