A National Theatre staging of Shakespeare's romantic comedy, starring Tamsin Greig as a female version of Malvolio - Malvolia
- Sky Arts
- Tamsin Greig, Oliver Chris, Phoebe Fox, Tim McMullan, Daniel Rigby, Doon Mackichan, Tamara Lawrance, Daniel Ezra and others
- William Shakespeare
- Simon Godwin
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.
- Production company
- Also known as
- National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night (Other official name)
- Twelfth Night, or What You Will (Other official name)
- NT Live: Twelfth Night (Other official name)
- Music from Michael Bruce. Musical director is Dan Jackson.
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- First broadcast
- Monday 21st December 2020 on Sky Arts at 9pm
- Episode length
- 165 minutes
- Upcoming repeats
- Sunday 27th December at 12:15pm on Sky Arts