Written and performed by Tim Crouch
Directed by Karl James and a smith
I’ll be revenged on the whole pack of you.
‘Crouch’s finest work to date … delivers an excellent explication of the Twelfth Night plot… but it does much more than that.’ Daily Telegraph
Tim Crouch re-imagines Twelfth Night in a brilliant one-man show that unlocks Shakespeare’s play for new audiences and tells a timeless story of bullying, prudery and practical jokes.
I, Malvolio is a charged, hilarious and sometimes unsettling rant from a man adrift in front of a cruel audience. Part abject clown, part theatre-hating disciplinarian, Malvolio asks his audience to explore the pleasure we take in other people’s suffering. This is a show for anyone who has ever been told off, called a name or fallen in love with the wrong person.
Tim Crouch is one of Britain’s most innovative and respected theatremakers – and a hugely experienced exponent of Shakespeare for young people.
I, Malvolio is a stunning, very successful piece of experimental theatre - Crouch at his best.
By the end, you may well feel agitated, insulted and a little mentally scarred, but it is surely worth it for the hour of laugh-inducing edutainment that Crouch provides.
Official London Theatre
It takes a maker who knows their craft inside-out to confront an audience thus, and Crouch lands his punches with precision and force. I Malvolio is far, far more than a fiction. It’s an ethical and aesthetical treatise. With jokes.
Matt Trueman, Carousel of Fantasies
Insights 4 October 1.45pm & 25 October 5.15pm: with Tim Crouch.
Free Activity 28 October: What makes a character? Creative writing workshop.
Running time 60 minutes.
Co-commissioned by Brighton Festival and Singapore Arts Festival. Supported by BAC.
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