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Shakespeare gets a Welsh twist.

SHAKESPEARE'S Twelfth Night is given a Celtic theme when it's staged in Aberystwyth next month.

The comedy - first performed in 1602 - is produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company with Louche Theatre as part of the Cultural Olympics Open Stages programme, with amateur actors and music by local composer Meurig Jenkins.

The action opens on January 5, in 1100, the first Twelfth Night of the twelfth century on the imaginary island of Ynys Llyria, mid-way between Gwalia, as Wales was then known, and Ireland.

One half of the island is ruled by Gwalian Countess, Olifia the other half by Irish Duke Orsino.

? Twelfth Night, Morlan Centre, Aberystwyth, July 19-22. Tickets 01970 612617, louchetheatre.com

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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 29, 2012
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