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Viola has been shipwrecked in the strange and wondrous country of Illyria, where people speak a bit funny and men wear coloured stockings to impress women. She goes to work for the ruler of Illyria, Count Orsino. But because he only employs men, Viola has to dress up as a boy and call herself Caesario. Orsino uses Caesario to send messages of love to the beautiful but arrogant Countess Olivia, who doesn’t like Orsino and instead falls in love with his young messenger, not realizing that Caesario is in fact a woman, who, for her part, falls in love with her new master Orsino, but cannot show him her true feelings because she is pretending to be a man.

Sounds complicated? You haven’t seen nothing yet! Wait until Viola’s twin brother Sebastian, who everybody thought was dead, suddenly reappears out of nowhere and people think he is Caesario, who is in fact Viola …..

To mark the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, Thadden English Drama Club brings to life the hilarity, exuberance and downright kitsch of one of his most beloved comedies of love and false identity. Join us inside the party bubble that is Illyria on 10, 11, 14, 15 and 16 July 2014 at 7.30 pm. For tickets call 06221-82720 or send an email to

About us

Welcome to the website of Thadden English Drama Club! Our aim is to combine the fun of acting with learning a foreign language. Everybody who likes acting or English or both or is interested in working backstage is warmly welcome to join us!

The club was founded in 2004 and has so far produced eight plays: "Arsenic & Old Lace" (2005), "Noises Off" (2006), "Dracula" (2007), "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (2008), "East is East" (2009), "The Crucible" (2010), "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (2011) and "The Talented Mr Ripley" (2012). The club is run by Nicholas Humphrey, one of the English teachers of the school. Up to 70 students have been involved in each of our recent productions. They don't only act, but are also in charge of the set design and construction, the make-up, the costumes, lighting and sound, PR and more.

The English Drama Club is open to all students from Year 9 to Year 13. We are always looking for new members and there are no requirements other than being open to trying out new things – so come along and join the fun!