Les Dennis in Not Too Tame Shakespeare

Published: 11 February 2024
Reporter: David Chadderton

Les Dennis in Twelfth Night

Not Too Tame's production of Twelfth Night at Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot will feature actor, comedian and TV presenter Les Dennis as Malvolio.

This "brilliantly bold" production of Shakespeare's comedy follows the company's previous production at the same venue of A Midsummer Night's Dream in 2022 (featured on the BTG podcast at the time). The new production promises, "a contemporary revamp with a dose of riffs, ruffs, and riotous partying."

Dennis said he was "thrilled" to be playing the role, adding, "ever since I went to Stratford with the school and saw it I have always wanted to do it. The great Sir Ken Dodd famously played the part, and the fact that Shakespeare North has a Doddy garden through the support of Lady Dodd and the Sir Ken Dodd Foundation is an additional bonus. How tickled I am to be following in his footsteps.”

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