In this he satirises the 'gull' or 'gallant', the foppish, pretentious man-about-town like Shakespeare's Sir Andrew Aguecheek
in Twelfth Night.
But Dev was about to be bitten by the acting bug, when he played the comedy character Sir Andrew Aguecheek
in a musical production of Twelfth Night.
Meigh's own Sir Toby Belch, sometimes drunk, always joking, was played without the usual padding but with a huge sense of fun, his friend Sir Andrew Aguecheek
by Andy Byron as a gormless knight who managed to fall into the hedge at times.
An audience favorite was Christopher DuVal as Sir Andrew Aguecheek
, a knight who has attached himself to Olivia's household.
The revels of Sir Toby, Sir Andrew Aguecheek
and Feste the Fool are given the same sense of frisky urgency as the achy love pinings of Duke Orsino, his disguised page Viola and the countess Olivia.
I delight in masques and revels sometimes altogether', says Sir Andrew Aguecheek
(Twelfth Night, 1.
Similarly, the low-comedy subplot involving the humiliation of Olivia's stuffy steward Malvolio by her housemaid Maria, her drunken relative Sir Toby Belch, and the ne'er-do-well Sir Andrew Aguecheek
takes on darker tones than usual.
Sir Toby Belch's swindling of the foppish Sir Andrew Aguecheek
Things |base and vile' might, indeed, have been no more than a passing comment on the equivocal status of the bass viol: it was, after all, the favourite instrument of Sir Andrew Aguecheek
, and there are many references in contemporary plays which indicate that the instrument was sometimes held or played in a frankly suggestive way (much as the modern acoustic guitar is today).
So apparent is Olivia's feeling for Cesario that the countess' admirer, Sir Andrew Aguecheek
, is persuaded that he must send a challenge to the page, which challenge Cesario reluctantly accepts.
Geoffrey Lumb and Jonathan Broadbent were brilliant as the rowdy Sir Toby Belch and Sir Andrew Aguecheek
Among the ensemble cast are Jodie McNee as Viola, Paul Duckworth as the clown Feste, Adam Keast as Sir Andrew Aguecheek
and Pauline Daniels as maid servant Maria, as well as Liverpool favourites Alan Stocks and Neil Caple.