One of UK’s leading performance makers, Tim Crouch, has generously provided this archival of his international hit, I, Malvolio, for Arts Centre Melbourne audiences. Watch here.
I, Malvolio is the story of Twelfth Night told through the eyes of Shakespeare’s most pent-up steward. It is a charged, hilarious and often unsettling rant from a man who was “notoriously wronged”. In this story of lost dignity, prudery, practical jokes and bullying, Malvolio draws his audience into the madness of Shakespeare's play and makes it his own.
Performed in The Fairfax in January 2015, I, Malvolio wowed audiences and critics alike. If you missed it or want to revisit this hugely entertaining work, now is your chance.
This archival performance was filmed by a group of college students in Brighton, UK. They would never have guessed there work would be shown through a pandemic in Australia, but we are grateful they filmed it. The broadcast quality may not be National Theatre Live, but we believe Tim’s masterful performance shines through. Enjoy.
Available until Wednesday 20 May 2020
Run time: 66 minutes
Age recommendation: 16+
Warnings: Mature content and suicide references. Parental guidance recommended.
This archival has been captioned
Written and performed by Tim Crouch
Directed by Karl James and Andy Smith
Designed by Graham Gilmour
For everyone 16+
Tim Crouch is an Obie-award winning performer, playwright and director. His plays include An Oak Tree, The Author, Adler & Gibb, Beginners and Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation.
"…masterful… Crouch is a performer at the top of his game, sharing a text that plays as much with intelligence as slapstick." ★★★★★ The Guardian
"Immaculate, moving, funny, wise." ★★★★ The Times
"Crouch's fresh, funny, poignant and thought-provoking I, Malvolio is his finest work to-date." ★★★★ The Telegraph