NT Live Encore: TWELFTH NIGHT
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Sun 9 Apr13:00
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- Sun 9 Apr
- 180 minutes
- Director: Simon Godwin
- Writer: William Shakespeare
- Cast: With Tamsin Greig, Daniel Rigby, Tamara Lawrence, Doon Mackichan, Daniel Ezra.
- UK (2017)
A recording of the performance broadcast via satellite from the National Theatre on Thursday April 7.
If music be the food of love, play on...
Tamsin Greig plays Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity in a joyous new production by Simon Godwin.
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.
“Masses of fun, a delicious crowd pleaser” Time Out
“Tamsin Greig is brilliant” Evening Standard
“A knockout. Simon Godwin has pulled off a wowser. Tasmin Greig gives one of the great performances of the year.” The Times