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It’s all to do with Shakespeare on screen

The Rialto theatre in Limassol is set to start its June programme with a bit of Shakespeare and a bit of Tom Stoppard as performed at the National Theatre.

The theatre will bring in the summer season with a couple of laughs as the performances are centred on confusion, women playing men, people being in love for love’s sake and a couple of minor characters who find themselves in the spotlight.

Starting off on Tuesday, the theatre will screen a performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night with a new twist. Actress Tamsin Greig takes on the role of the housekeeper Malvolia, who is in love with her employer Olivia, who is, in turn, in love with Cesario, who is really Viola dressed as a young man to survive on her own after her ship is wrecked on the rocks.

A whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love where nobody is quite what they seem and anything proves possible… and during which, music is the food of love.

Next up is Stoppard’s hit Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead to be screened on June 13. The comedy – starring Daniel Radcliffe – takes the two ill-fated minor characters from Hamlet and puts them on centre stage. As they stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

Twelfth Night
Performance of the play from the National Theatre. June 6. Rialto theatre, Limassol. 8.30pm. €10. With Greek and English subtitles. Tel: 77-777745

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Performance of the play from the National Theatre. June 13. Rialto theatre, Limassol. 8.30pm. €10. With Greek and English subtitles. Tel: 77-777745

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