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.
Written & performed by Tim Crouch
Designed by Graeme Gilmour