Twelfth Night. Malvolia (Tamsin Greig)
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night (2020)

  • TV comedy
  • Sky Arts
  • 2020
  • 1 episode

A National Theatre staging of Shakespeare's romantic comedy, starring Tamsin Greig as a female version of Malvolio - Malvolia. Also features Oliver Chris, Phoebe Fox, Tim McMullan, Daniel Rigby, Doon Mackichan and more.

Twelfth Night. Image shows from L to R: Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Daniel Rigby), Sir Toby Belch (Tim McMullan), Fabia (Imogen Doel), Malvolia (Tamsin Greig)

Key details

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
2020
Channels
Sky Arts
Episodes
1
Stars
Tamsin Greig, Oliver Chris, Phoebe Fox, Tim McMullan, Daniel Rigby, Doon Mackichan, Tamara Lawrance, Daniel Ezra and more
Writer
William Shakespeare
Directors
Simon Godwin and Robin Lough
Companies

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.

A recording of a production at the National Theatre from 2017. Starring OIiver Chris, Doon Mackichan, Daniel Rigby and Tamsin Greig in the normally male role of Malvolio, now transformed into Malvolia.

Additional details

Also known as
  • NT Live: Twelfth Night
  • Twelfth Night, or What You Will
  • National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Music from Michael Bruce. Musical director is Dan Jackson.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 21st December 2020 at 9pm on Sky Arts
Episode length
165 minutes
All previous repeats
  • Saturday 13th March 2021 at 6:00am on Sky Arts
  • Sunday 7th March 2021 at 9:00pm on Sky Arts
  • Sunday 27th December 2020 at 12:15pm on Sky Arts

Recording details

  • National Theatre - Performed in 2017.

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