Siblings Viola and Sebastian wash up on the shores of Illyria, both believing the other to be dead. Illyria is an eerie place of light and shade, and Viola finds herself caught in a tangled web of affection between the highest rulers of the country. Meanwhile, an interrupted night of revelry leads to a plan of revenge on a pompous servant.
'What country, friends, is this?'
Played by an ensemble cast whose characters are built from what can be found in the trunks, suitcases and hatstands that inhabit the space.
'If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction.'
Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre is a 50-80 seat black box theatre, founded in 1994 in a ballroom where it is rumoured that Fred & Adele Astaire once danced. The Studio's particular achievement has been the development of work from new writers, comedians, directors and production companies.