This Sunday night, 17th September, London's Globe Theatre will be showing a unique performance of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in honour of the 400th anniversary of the First Folio. The First Folio was a collection of almost all of Shakespeare's plays and without it many of his best loved plays, including Twelfth Night, would have been lost forever.
Paul Chahidi will play Feste, the fool or royal jester who was attached to the household of Countess Olivia.
In this one-off performance the actors will only be given their own cues and lines. They won't get a full script or have any rehearsals, in an 'ultra-live experiment' which seeks to replicate the experience of actors in Shakespearian times. Often actors had no access to the whole play script. Instead, they were given their lines on a scroll or a roll of paper (literally their role), with a few words that would be their cue. They also didn’t have weeks of rehearsal. Instead each actor would go away, learn their lines, learn their cues, and then turn up at the theatre ready to go.
The highly anticipated show also stars Stephen Mangan and Paul Ready. Tickets are sold-out.
Paul Chahidi is available for voiceovers from Anthea Represents. Click his image for his profile page and voiceover showreel.