Twelfth Night (Axis Company)
Opens Sep 25
Twelfth Night (Axis Company)
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Twelfth Night (Axis Company) NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(17 Ratings)
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Clever, Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting

About the Show

Randy Sharp's stark, musical take on Shakespeare's painful comedy.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (17)

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613 Reviews | 143 Followers
90
Makes sense of 12th nts confusions, Rhapsody in grays, If music be the food of love play on, Exquisite visuals, Ravishing

See it if looking for 12thNight that makes sense of paradoxes there-in, hypnotic aural soundscape adds 2 your viewing pleasure, like Axis' work ethic

Don't see it if UC all in black & white & don't perceive grays, hate a classic interp, don't believe in sexual confusion, need uncut Shakespearean text Read more

605 Reviews | 286 Followers
84
Funny, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing, Clever

See it if Musicl adptn of the Bard cmdy where same sex attrctn's as relvant tday as it was cent agoWell-perf w strg voices&band,grt cstms on black box

Don't see it if U have always had an issue with the Bard's language.This time,u will not only have a contagious good time but also understand what it means.

1407 Reviews | 373 Followers
82
Great staging, Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if A really good rendition. Excellent acting and direction.

Don't see it if If u don't like Shakespeare or modern version.

1207 Reviews | 345 Followers
80
Great sound, Delightful, Funny, Clever, Great acting

See it if you would enjoy a quick-paced version of the Bard's play with a little music, excellent costuming, hair and makeup, and, good lighting.

Don't see it if you seek a traditional production with full staging.

387 Reviews | 100 Followers
79
Convoluted, "music" not notable, Mixed bag of acting, Amusing

See it if you read a synopsis beforehand and/or have seen this play before; are into Shakespeare; you'll miss the Delacorte this summer

Don't see it if you're a Willie purist or not into his plays at all; this was not one of my favorite adaptions but I still love the Axis

461 Reviews | 90 Followers
77
Confusing, Intelligent, Slow, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Director Sharp's intelligent, lean staging focuses on the sense of self-identity (esp around self delusion) over the usual comedic antics

Don't see it if The austere production gets a little confusing w/the surprise return of Sebastian & his valet Also the sightlines are somewhat hindered

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540 Reviews | 155 Followers
76
Great acting, Exquisite, Confusing

See it if into Shakespearean shenanigans. Great, playful acting, exquisite costumes of a restrained color palette, minimal but creative staging.

Don't see it if well... Truly great at times, slow in others. The ending, serving as a bookend, can use further development. Read more

11 Reviews | 2 Followers
88
Lovely to look at, Touching, Charming, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if A condensed version that gives us the best of the play, with live music, terrific cast, and twins what look like twins

Don't see it if Shakespeare play in Moliere costumes

Critic Reviews (4)

Front Row Center
May 13th, 2024

"It was a lovely fun night out with one of the Bard’s brilliant stories."
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Front Mezz Junkies
May 9th, 2024

“Twelfth Night lends a fluid festive air of delightful fantasy"
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Off Off Online
May 18th, 2024

Axis Theatre Company tackles Shakespeare’s 1601 comedy about unrequited love.
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This Week in New York
May 20th, 2024

" 'Twelfth Night' demonstrates precisely what Sharp and Axis do best"
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