'The Venetian Twins'
by Carlo Goldoni, adapted by Ranjit Bolt


Elvaston Castle


8th - 13th July 1996


Simon McLinden

This wild and wonderful production of Carlo Goldoni's uproarious farce 'The Venetian Twins' brought all the style and madness of 1970s style to the grounds of Elvaston Castle in the summer of 1996.

Turning the clock back twenty years with flares, space hoppers and glam-rock platform heels this was a show full of cross-dressing swagger and fun.

Simon McLinden directed a cast who were game for anything as they zig-zagged through Goldoni's tale of mayhem and mistaken identity.

All photographs taken by Tony Eycott.


Director - Simon McLinden
Lighting Design - Simon Ling
Sound Design - Andy Pike
Technical Manager - Peter Harrington
Assistant To The Director - Sarah Lee Watterson
Production Secretary - Jill Cocke
Wardrobe - Flora Palmer, Molly Renshaw & Sue Stuart
Properties - Ruth Eycott & Judy Pratt
Publicity Design - Clive Hocker
Stage Crew - Lorna Harrington, Paul Harrington, Alan Jackson & Matthew Sharratt
Lighting Operator - James Neal
Sound Operator - Matthew Rowley
Photography - Tony Eycott
Prompt - Margaret Arnot
Front Of House Manager - Tony Eycott
Press Officer - Alicia Petty
Business Manager - Tony Jaggers


Rosaura - Ian Arnot
Columbina - Gemma Bushell
Dr. Balanzoni - Hugh Price
Brighella - Tony Jaggers
Zanetto - Mike Evans
Pancrazio - Annabelle Pepper
Beatrice - Roz McCormick
Florindo - Elaina Evans
Lelio - Jenny Billington
Tonino - Laurence Byrne
Arlecchino - Michael Stewart
Porter - Tom Blundell
Bargello - Joan Garratt
Tiburzio - David Muir
Policeman - Tony Cooper