JOIN the Worcester Repertory Company in the stunning surroundings of Worcester Cathedral as they perform Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identity and unrequited love, Twelfth Night.

This forms part of the only continuous tradition of cathedral performance anywhere in the world.

Twelfth Night will be the Rep’s seventh consecutive ‘Worcester Rep at the Cathedral’ production.

A spokesman said: “However, in a break with tradition, the Rep will this year move away from the tragedies to make way for a riotous production of one of the bard’s altogether more lighthearted plays.

“Jonathan Legg will direct the production, with Worcester Rep regular Jonathan Darby appearing as the sometimes pompous, sometimes ridiculous, yellow-stockinged Malvolio.”

Jonathan Legg has directed productions for a range of West Midlands companies at venues including the Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Other Place, The Cheltenham Everyman, the Attic Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and Worcester’s own Swan Theatre, as well as working extensively on new writing projects with Malvern Theatres’ Writer In Residence, Nick Wilkes, who will play Orsino in the production.

“This is my first Cathedral Shakespeare and I am relishing the task of continuing the wonderful work done by Chris Jaeger and Ben Humphrey,” Legg says.

“Twelfth Night is a fantastic rollercoaster of a play – it lifts us up with many moments of broad comedy only to drop us down again when we join the characters in their sense of loss, abandonment and unrequited love.”

Twelfth Night will run from October 16 to October 20 at Worcester Cathedral’s majestic Quire. For tickets, call 01905 611427.