written & performed by Tim Crouch
directed by Karl James & Andy Smith
designed by Graeme Gilmour
Commissioned by Brighton Festival & Singapore Arts Festival
Supported by BAC
Suitable for ages 11 +
Running Time: 70 minutes, no interval.
I, Malvolio re-imagines Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night from the point of view of its most notoriously abused steward. It’s a charged, hilarious and sometimes unsettling rant from a man adrift in front of a cruel audience. 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. Tim Crouch is an Obie-award winning performer, playwright and director. His plays include An Oak Tree, The Author, Adler & Gibb and Beginners.
‘…masterful… Crouch is a performer at the top of his game, sharing a text that plays as much with intelligence as slapstick.’ ***** The Guardian
“Immaculate, moving, funny, wise.” **** The Times
‘Crouch’s fresh, funny, poignant and thought-provoking I, Malvolio is his finest work to-date.’ **** The Telegrapgh