Until 09 Dec
A hilarious and often unsettling rant from an actor adrift in front of an audience, I, Malvolio re-imagines Twelfth Night from the point of view of its most notoriously abused steward. Part abject clown, part theatre-hating disciplinarian, Malvolio asks his audience to explore the pleasure we take in other people’s suffering. A story of lost dignity, prudery, practical jokes and bullying, this one-man act of storytelling alchemy draws us deep into the madness of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. I, Malvolio premiered at the Brighton Festival in 2010 and has since toured throughout the world. Written and performed by Obie award-winning Tim Crouch (An Oak Tree, The Author), designed by Olivier Award-winning Graeme Gilmour, it was co-commissioned by Brighton Festival and Singapore Arts Festival, and supported by BAC. Content guidance: The play contains references to suicide.