Duke Orsino sits at the bar nursing his cocktail. He is in love with Olivia who owns a rival club across town but who refuses to see him. A terrible storm throws shipwreck survivors onto the beach of this seaside town.
One is Viola who dresses as a man to seek work in Orsinoʼs club. Oliviaʼs inebriate uncle Toby carouses with friend Andrew and greatly annoys Oliviaʼs manager, Malvolia, as does the club singer, Feste.
Viola (dressed as a man) falls in love with Orsino, Olivia falls for Viola, Malvolia believes that Olivia loves her, and thus the madcap comedy starts to swirl.
Commissioned as a play to celebrate the end of Christmas and first staged on 6th January 1601, Twelfth Night is as fresh, crazy and hilarious today as it was 418 years ago.