National theatre company Bell Shakespeare will bring the playwright’s romantic comedy Twelfth Night to the Albany Entertainment Centre on August 27. Directed by Heather Fairbairn and featuring new music from ARIA award-winning singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko, Twelfth Night explores identity and passion in a place awash with confusion, disguise and romance. The play centres on Viola, a woman who finds herself in a strange new land where she falls in love with Duke Orsino, a man in love with the grieving Olivia, a woman who in turn is in love with someone else — but not someone else entirely. Speaking with the West Australian, WA Academy of Performing Arts graduate Ursula Mills, who plays the part of the Olivia, said that Blasko’s compositions gave the production a contemporary feel. “It’s been great having Sarah in the rehearsal room with us,” Mills said. “Her music doesn’t have that renaissance sound . . . she took Shakespeare’s song and made it contemporary . . . Her song composition is gorgeous.” Fairbairn’s retelling of the tale penned around 400 years ago will take the audience on a journey through the darkness and the light of love — a journey Blasko’s ethereal soundscapes are perfectly suited to accompany. Twelfth Night will be performed in the Princess Royal Theatre at the Albany Entertainment Centre on August 27 at 7.30pm. Tickets and pricing information can be found on the Albany Entertainment Centre website.