'Twelfth Night'


Derby Playhouse


16th - 20th June 1987


Philip Beeson


1987's 'Twelfth Night' was our first production on the main stage at the Derby Playhouse theatre after many years performing at the smaller Guildhall Theatre on Derby's marketplace.

We made full use of the move to a larger stage with a lavish set complete with trees and leafy classical architecture.

This was a light, funny and fast-moving production of one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies and made for a wonderful debut for us on the Derby Playhouse main stage, having performed in the smaller Derby Playhouse Studio space with Ben Johnson's 'Volpone' earlier the same year.

All photographs taken by Tony Eycott.


Director - Philip Beeson
PA - Ann Toy
Stage Director - Robert Vacher
Set Concept - Philip Beeson
Set Design - Roz Beeson
Lighting - Nick Beadle
Music - David Cross
Props - Mary Willis & Jane Bennett
Wardrobe - Barbara Martin & Natalia Wieczorek
Book - Peggie Williamson & Ruth Eycott
Publicity Design - Dave Beeson
Photography - Tony Eycott
Business Manager - Tony Jaggers

Keyboard - Christine Bruce
Flute - Allison Dennison


Viola - Lorna Abbott
Sea Captain - Alan Smith
Sailor - Michael Wood
Orsino - David Lazzari
Curio - Anthony Young
Valentine - Stan Huyton
Gentlemen - Peter Freeman & Jason Cash
Sir Toby Belch - Mike Charlesworth
Maria - Jill Cocke
Sir Andrew Aguecheek - Jonathan Godfrey
Feste - Phillip Fry
Olivia - Louise Beeson
Malvolio - John Uttley
Gentlewomen - Anny Toy, Judy Pratt & Natalia Wieczorek
Sebastian - Tony Carter
Antonio - Tony Walker
Fabian - Phil Button
Priest - Steve Carter
Officers - Alan Smith & Michael Wood