I, Malvolio

By Tim Crouch

A story of lost dignity, prudery, practical jokes and bullying, I, Malvolio re-imagines Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night from the point of view of its most notoriously abused steward.

This one-man act of storytelling alchemy draws us deep into the madness of Shakespeare’s classic comedy.

It is a charged and often unsettling rant from a man “notoriously wronged”, a man adrift in front of cruel spectators. Part abject clown, part theatre-hating disciplinarian, Malvolio asks his audience to explore the pleasure we take in other people’s suffering.

I, Malvolio has toured the world since it opened in 2010 – from Shanghai to Sydney, from Moscow to Mumbai.  This is a rare chance to see a performance by one of the UK’s most original theatre makers.


The Guardian Australia Cultureblog
“The performance we are watching is crude, crass, and a downright joyous celebration of theatre. Here, Crouch is a performer at the top of his game, sharing a text that plays as much with intelligence as slapstick.”

Total Theatre
“Pure Magic”

The Daily Telegraph
“Fresh, funny, poignant and thought-provoking I, Malvolio is Tim Crouch’s finest work to-date.”

Dates, Venues & Tickets

Koninklijke Schouwburg – Het Paradijs
Korte Voorhout 3, 2511 CW Den Haag

22 April 2023 | 20.00 (Including Spotlight talk & Sign language interpretation)
23 April 2023 | 15.00 (Relaxed performance)
23 April 2023 | 20.00

Running time

70 Minutes

Ticket prices

Adults: €24
Student /CJP /Under 16/ Guide: €18,50

Recommended age 11+


Koninklijke Schouwburg has an adapted chair for wheelchair users, which can be removed if you’d prefer to sit in your own wheelchair, as well as space for a friend if you contact them in advance. They have an adapted toilet on the lower floor, which can be accessed from behind the information desk. For more questions about the accessibility of this event, please send an email to production@theenglishtheatre.nl.


Written & performed by Tim Crouch

Designed by Graeme Gilmour

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