Tamsin Greig is the draw for Simon Godwin’s revival of Shakespeare’s luscious comedy. The production doesn’t quite capture the melancholy of this play about grief and loss, but it is very funny. Best of all is Greig as a Malvolia, a portrait of a woman in thrall to obsessive love and an obsession devotion to detail and everything being just so. Greig plays the comedy to perfection, even the way she walks is a joy, but also suggests that the character’s tragedy is her own narcissism.
Enjoy world-class theatre whilst we’re closed. During this unprecedented time which has seen the closure of theatres, cinemas and schools, the National Theatre today announces new initiative NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME providing access to content online to serve audiences in their homes. Audiences around the world can stream NT Live productions for free via YouTube, and students and teachers have access to the National Theatre Collection at home, delivered in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing. Shows include; One Man, Two Guvnors, Jane Eyre, Treasure Island, Twelfth Night and more to come. Click the 'Watch now' button for listings, links and donations.