Peterhouse Deer Park
Mon 18 - Tue 19 June
Heywood Society

Twelfth Night in the Deer Park

William Shakespeare

Note: Online ticketing has now closed, but additional tickets can be bought with cash at the venue.  

"Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon 'em."
(Malvolio, Act 2 Scene 5)

The idyllic Illyria is home to the confusion, twin-swapping and frivolity of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and it's coming to the pretty Peterhouse Deer Park this May Week! A disastrous shipwreck separates Viola from her twin brother, Sebastian, so deciding to take on his identity seems like the obvious course of action, right? Feste is lined up to teach you how to make really funny jokes (and how to be a true fool), featuring tantalising music to immerse you into this topsy-turvy world of subverted gender role as identities are reversed. Duke Orsino shall open the play with the famous lovesick lines:

"If music be the food of love, play on"

So come and watch the play go on, unfolding the knots and tangles that Shakespeare constructs for the revelry and amusement in these chaotic households!

Please Note: Half the seating will be picnic blankets (provided and you can bring your own) and half will be seated. Please let us know if you'd like to reserve a chair or have any accessibility related questions.



120 minutes


Peterhouse Deer Park


£6 Adult, £5 Concessions

Production team



This is an outdoor venue. Please make sure you dress appropriately for the weather and time of year.

This extensive garden, located in the heart of the College, provides a charming location for theatrical performances.

Surrounded by medieval walls and complemented by a variety of flowers and fruit trees, this venue provides a flexible, tranquil space.


Peterhouse Deer Park
Trumpington Street
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