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Two things come to mind when the words mistaken identity are uttered. That Blur song Girls and Boys and William Shakespeare. And the more I think about it; the chorus to Boys and Girls quite accurately sums up Twelfth Night. It goes a little something like this: “Girls who are boys who like boys to be girls, who do boys like they’re girls, who do girls like they’re boys. Always should be someone you really love”. Directed by Lee Lewis, theatre company Bell Shakespeare’s production is about  love at first sight and then some.

Olivia is in love with the new boy on the block Cesario who is really Viola in disguise as a boy. Viola has the hots for Orsino who in turn is totally into Olivia, whom we know really digs Cesario. Yes, I see you slapping your forehead in agreeance with the Blur comparison. Boys and girls, this is a classic Shakespearean comedy that will never go out of style.

26 Oct – 27 Nov. Playhouse, Sydney Opera House.  $30-$60.  9250 7777, sydneyoperahouse.com

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