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She found her song playing not who she was.
Viola In Souliloquy
By Tilly Lunken
Directed by Victorine Pontillon
Performed by Peyvand Sadeghian
After William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
In Souliloquy is co-devised and produced by Tilly Lunken and Victorine Pontillon.
Viola in the play has incredible agency as a character, but only when she is dressed up as a boy – she sets the entire plot in motion with her decision to disguise herself and make her own future. The confusion that this causes is tidied up neatly at the conclusion of the play.
Our Viola is a little wistful for the freedom she had and she well knows that her husband may not have loved her at all if they had not met as they did and she became his closest confident.
I found this character quite hard to write, she didn't want to be captured - but I think eventually we got the balance between her living her 'happily ever after'and still being wistful for another life she had a taste for. I think the Peyvand's performance is beautiful - it's considered and reflective and gazing out into the window she just glows with character. It's very moving.