Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.
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 house holds 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.
Simon Godwin (Antony & Cleopatra, Hansard) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig as a transformed Malvolia and an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby, Tamara Lawrence, Oliver Chris, Doon Mackichan and Daniel Ezra.
Filmed by National Theatre Live.
A production from National Theatre.
Available at least until 9 February 2023.