Estranged twins, Zanetto and Tonino are unlike each other in every wayâ€¦ except that they look exactly the same. When they both arrive in the same town on the same day each seeking a bride-to-be, romantic entanglements soon become hopelessly confused.
Before lunchtime, insults, threats, proposals, offers of duels and boxes of jewels have all ended up in the wrong handsâ€¦ sorting it all out in time for the weddings is going to be murder!
Tony Cownieâ€™s fresh take on this riotous farce of confusion and calamity,Â The Venetian TwinsÂ By Carlo Goldoni,Â brings a delightfully Scottish flavour to a dizzying, and inventive romantic comedy.
Writer and director Tony Cownie says,Â â€œI am really looking forward to bringing my brand new adaptation of Goldoni’s masterful, irreverent and hilarious tale of mistaken identity to The Lyceum. Expect to be tickled pink in the company of some of the finest comic talent Scotland has to offer. â€œ
After writing The Servant of Two Masters (recently a West End hit in a new version as One Man, Two Guvnors and which featured in the Lyceum Theatre Companyâ€™s first season in 1965) Goldoni followed up with this timeless comedy of mayhem-inducing mistaken identity. Now you can see the Tony Cownie version at the Royal Lyceum Theatre fromÂ 24 April â€“ 16 May 2015 including the following Accessible Performances:
Touch Tours for visually impaired: Thursday 7 May at 6.15pm andÂ Saturday 9 May at 12.45 pm
Audio-described Performances: Thursday 7 May at 7.30pmÂ Saturday 9 May at 2pm
BSL Interpreted Performance:Â Wednesday 13 May at 7.30pm
Captioned Performance: Saturday 16 May at 2pm
POST SHOW DISCUSSIONÂ Tuesday 5 May FREE- no ticket required
The creative team are Lyceum Associate Artist Tony Cownie as director alongside Neil Murray as Designer and Lighting Designer Chris Davey who are both making a welcome return to The Lyceum. Composer and Sound Designer is Lyceum Visiting Artist Claire McKenzie.
The cast includes Angela Darcy as Columbina, Kern Falconer as The Provost and Flozzie, Keith Fleming as Arlecchino, Jessica Hardwick as Beatrice, Dani Heron as Rosaura, John Kielty as Florindo and as cast, Steven McNicoll as Pancrazio, GrantÂ O’Rourke as Zanetto and Tonino, James Anthony Pearson as Lelio and John Ramage as Brighella and Bargello.
For tickets phone 0131 248 4848 or book online at www.lyceum.org.uk