Twelfth Night


22 beautiful outdoor venues


27 sparkling performances


Over 5,500 tickets sold



Our 2023 production of Twelfth Night saw a brilliant cast of eight actors take on 12 roles. The tour lasted one month and was a huge success.


Photographs by James Millar


Critical Acclaim

Shakespeare in the Squares is always a fantastic evening, and Twelfth Night is no exception.’

– Lost in Theatreland

With the addition of jazz music and the creation of some larger-than-life, exaggerated characters, this is a show that is extremely witty, and will appeal to a seasoned Shakespeare fan as well as those who may not be so experienced. There are fewer things that could be so enjoyable as to watch this midsummer madness unfold on a lovely summer’s evening.

– All That Dazzles

Her Twelfth Night is just that: a marvellous way to while away a balmy summer’s evening.

– The Reviews Hub

It was such a pleasure to watch this performance on Twelfth Night and I strongly recommend a trip to this enchanted park for a night of true euphoria.’

– Theatre and Tonic

‘This show is an absolute success and deserves to be packed out in every one of its 27 performances in 22 venues this summer… Don’t hesitate to go and have some old-fashioned fun in the sun.

– A Young(ish) Perspective

This is a very fine, genuinely comedic take on a Shakespeare classic, and worthy of a sack of grain or a night in the barn. If this merry band of players arrive in a square of garden near you, grab a ticket.

– The QR

It is fun, it is silly and it is a delight. On to the next square!

– London Theatre Reviews



Lee Drage

Antonio/Sea Captain

Lee is an actor and comedian originally from Northampton. As part of award-winning comedy duo Omar&Lee, he has performed at VAULT festival, Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe and was nominated for an Offie (Best Show) for their online interactive show Shit Samaritans. 

Lee trained at Guildford School of Acting. His theatre credits include Aloe Aloe (Bush Theatre), The Spanish Tragedy (Old Red Lion), Chariots of Fire (Gielgud, West End), Oh What A Lovely War (UK tour), The Water Engine (Old Vic), The Hot Mikado (Watermill Theatre), Saturday Night (Jermyn St Theatre). His TV credits include Silo (Apple TV). 

Richard Emerson


Richard’s theatre work includes Chess (ENO, London Coliseum), Manhattan Parisienne (The Other Palace), A Chorus of Disapproval (Harold Pinter Theatre), il ritorno d’ulisse in patria (La Pietra, Florence), How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Wilton’s Music Hall), The Vaudevillains (Assembly, Edinburgh), The First Man (Jermyn Street Theatre), Major Barbara (West 52nd St Theatre, New York City), The Lie (Vienna’s English Theatre), and Uncle Maroye (Marin Držic Theatre, Gdansk Shakespeare Festival).  

Richard’s Shakespeare credits include Romeo and Juliet (Fort Lovrijenac, Dubrovnik and Bermuda Shakespeare Festival); Hamlet (Salisbury Playhouse); A Midsummer Night’s DreamRomeo and Juliet (Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch); Twelfth Night (Forest Forge Theatre Company) The Taming of the Shrew (GSC), The Tempest (RETZ) and Twelfth Night (Royal Touring). 

Extensive further repertory at Salisbury, Watford, Northampton, Basingstoke, Harrogate, Colchester, Chipping Norton, Southwold & Aldeburgh, Bury St Edmunds, Hornchurch and the Lyric Hammersmith. 

Film work includes The Last PhotographRadioThe First Man and Not For Sale. 

Toby Gordon

Orsino/Sir Toby Belch

Yorkshire-born Toby trained at LAMDA. 

Toby’s theatre credits include Small Change (Omnibus Theatre); The Wolf of Wall Street and The Great Gatsby (Hartshorn Hook); York Mystery Plays (York Minster) and Antigone (Barbican). 

This was Toby’s second time performing Twelfth Night as he previously played the role of Feste whilst studying. His other Shakespeare credits include As You Like It (York Theatre Royal). 

Priscille Grace


Priscille Grace is a French actress and singer based in UK. She graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama after having studied classical music with the Maîtrise de Paris Choir at the National Conservatoire of Paris, where she grew up. 

Priscille’s credits include Reputation (The Other Palace), Little Match Girl (ORNC Greenwich), Dido’s Bar (Royal Docks) and Cinderella (Oxford Playhouse). 

Priscille is excited to make her Shakespeare debut as Maria in Twelfth Night with Shakespeare in the Squares.  

Lucy Ireland


Lucy trained at Guildford School of Acting.

Lucy’s theatre credits include Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Theatre Royal, Nottingham), Footloose (UK & International Tour), From Here (Chiswick Playhouse), and The Gravy Bunch (Bread & Roses). Credits whilst training include Anne Boleyn, Betty Blue Eyes and Our Town.

Her workshops include Obella, The Bachelor Girls and The Devil’s Advocate.  

Lucy is also one half of writing partnership, Barrow & Ireland with Ben Barrow. Their new musical, From Here had its world premiere production at Chiswick Playhouse in July 2021.

Marissa Landy


Marissa is a Northern actor, writer and composer now based in East London. She trained for her MA at Mountview after gaining a First for her BA in Drama at Queen Mary University. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Baloney Theatre Company.

Marissa’s credits include A NON-EMERGENCY (Small UK tour and Ed Fringe), Publico (Teatru Manoel, Malta), The Cat’s the Thing (Ed Fringe and Drayton Arms), Same Old, Same Oldies (Ed Fringe).

Carys McQueen


Carys trained at Rose Bruford College, BA Hons Actor Musicianship.  

Carys’s theatre credits include Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club (Playhouse Theatre, winner of 7 Olivier Awards); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (UK Tour), The Tale of Peter Rabbit (UK Tour); Pardoned (The Other Palace); Publico (Manoel Theatre); Max and Ivan: Commitment (Soho Theatre); Raymond Briggs’ ‘Father Christmas’ (Lyric Hammersmith).  

On TV, Carys has appeared in Life of Ryan (Mixing Productions).

Fred Thomas

Sebastian/Sir Andrew Aguecheek

Fred made his professional debut playing Malcolm in Macbeth at the Greenwich Theatre.

Subsequent roles include Salomé in Oscar Wilde’s Salomé at the Southwark Playhouse, and Solinus in The Comedy of Errors. 

Fred has also appeared in two short films and on the radio.

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2024 Production

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Summer 2024

Previous Years

Past Productions

Twelfth Night


The Tempest


A Midsummer Night's Dream


As You Like It


Romeo & Juliet


Much Ado About Nothing