It's been a while since I have been to the Globe, and one of the plays I've seen there before is Twelfth Night, which I saw 5 years ago, in a very traditional production with Mark Rylance as Olivia and Stephen Fry as Malvolio.
I knew this production was going to be very different - it was directed by Emma Rice, who has now parted company with the Globe, and features Le Gateau Chocolat as Feste, and has even more cross dressing than is usual for this play.
It is set (judging by costumes etc) in the 1970's, apparently on a Scottish island, so Antonio (Pieter Lawman) and Orsino (Joshua Lacey) were in kilts, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Marc Antolin) was in a pink fair isle sweater and was extremely camp.
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I can understand why Emma Rice and the Globe parted company - this isn't the traditional, Elizabethan style production which the Globe specialises in, although I can't help but feel that if Shakespeare had had the option of including glitter balls, fairy lights, gold lamé and the fabulous Le Gateau Chocolat in his plays, he would have done so!
The performance I saw was the penultimate performance, so the run is over now, but it was fun while it lasted!