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City hosts production of ‘Twelfth Night’ at Maynardville<p>The Artscape and the City of Cape Town are collaborating to bring the Shakespearean play, ‘Twelfth Night’, to life at the Maynardville open-air theatre in Wynberg. The Artscape theatre has presented a Shakespeare season each year, which attracts an average attendance of 20 000 patrons.</p><p>‘Twelfth Night’ opens on 17 January and closes on 25 February 2017. Tickets will be available through Computicket or Artscape Dial-a-Seat. </p><p>The production is directed by Geoff Hyland and Artscape will once again dedicate a number of performances to education, with many schools attending the production. A major focus of the theatre has been to introduce young people to Shakespeare’s plays. As many as 8 000 learners from as far afield as Heidelberg attend the Shakespeare performances at Maynardville each year.</p><p>‘This annual event is a firm favourite not only on the arts calendar but also on the education calendar. The setting under the stars provides a memorable experience for theatre-lovers of all ages,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services, Councillor Anda Ntsodo.</p><p>The City of Cape Town is honoured to have been part of this legendary history. </p><p>‘We will continue to support this initiative and partner with the Artscape as we believe that the Shakespeare productions are about more than just the writer. </p><p>‘The play can be enjoyed by all, but it is especially an attraction for learners as a live production will allow them to delve further into the various themes. </p><p>‘William Shakespeare has long been credited with the ability to cast a sense of magic over theatre-goers and readers of his plays and, 400 years on, his genius can prove itself once more in an iconic park setting,’ said Councillor Ntsodo.</p><p>‘Twelfth Night’ is set on the imagined island of Illyria, off the coast of Africa. A fresh take on Shakespeare’s unfading classic comes to life as the shipwrecked twins, Viola and Sebastian, cause mayhem with the locals. Music, food and love create whirlwinds of delight in this merry-go-round of romance, pranks and masquerades.  </p><p>Sundays, throughout the Shakespeare season, will also see the Maynardville open-air theatre host the Cape Town City Ballet with another Shakespeare-inspired classic, Romeo and Juliet.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2016-12-28T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#7c84a745-3513-4100-a4d0-4b867da28c21;L0|#07c84a745-3513-4100-a4d0-4b867da28c21|Artscape theatre;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#c56d0d46-c030-4618-9633-1d2d23af215a;L0|#0c56d0d46-c030-4618-9633-1d2d23af215a|Maynardville open air theatre;GP0|#900889cb-a276-499d-a65a-be8da0c54152;L0|#0900889cb-a276-499d-a65a-be8da0c54152|Twelfth Night’1

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