NT LIVE: TWELFTH NIGHT
Tamsin Greig, Daniel Rigby, Tamara Lawrence, Doon Mackichan & Daniel Ezra
Director: Simon Godwin
Running Time: 180 minutes
Certificate: non - live broadcast; no certificate
BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE NATIONAL THEATRE
Part I: 19:10
Part II: 21:00
"Tamsin Greig is brilliant. Every gesture is full of attitude and the briefest glance conveys acres of disdain. It’s a performance of wit and immense poise, which perfectly captures the character’s neuroses about rank"
- Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard
"Godwin takes Shakespeare’s mistaken identity comedy, spices it up with a bit of sexual fluidity, then chucks in a bunch of great comedy character actors and leaves them to go nuts. If you’re looking for laughs then you’re in luck"
- Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out
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.
Simon Godwin (NT Live: Man and Superman, NT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig (Friday Night Dinner, Black Books, Episodes) as a transformed Malvolia and an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby (Flowers, Jericho), Tamara Lawrence (Undercover), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony) and Daniel Ezra (The Missing, Undercover).
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