Friday, 11 August, 6:00pm – FINAL
Note: NTLive has special pricing
When Tamsin Greig takes the role of Malvolia in the upcoming production of Twelfth Night, she joins a proud tradition of gender swapping in Shakespeare productions.
Tamsin Greig is a magnetic Malvolia in an extravagant production that gleefully refocuses Shakespeare’s comedy.
Masses of fun, a delicious crowd pleaser.
Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.
A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.
The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia’s upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.
Greig makes instant sense of the transition of Shakespeare’s steward into a woman. She looks like a mix of Molière’s Tartuffe and Roald Dahl’s Miss Trunchbull: a severe disciplinarian with a pageboy haircut and a penchant for martial arts. Contempt oozes from every pore. This production is full of zest, fun and good performances.
UK 2017, 204 min, rated PG (violence & sexual references)
(includes a 20 min intermission)
Live performance stage drama
Directed by Simon Godwin
Starring Tamsin Greig, Daniel Rigby, Tamara Lawrence, Doon Mackichan & Daniel Ezra
National Theatre Live is an initiative operated by the Royal National Theatre in London, which broadcasts live via satellite, performances of their productions to movie theaters, cinemas and arts centres on the world. We are very lucky at Arthur’s to be able to offer this sensational bit of culture, art and entertainment to you.