I, Malvolio by Tim Crouch
In his brilliant one-man show, Tim Crouch unlocks Twelfth Night for new audiences, telling a timeless story of bullying, prudery and practical jokes.
I, Malvolio is a charged, hilarious and sometimes unsettling rant from a man “notoriously wronged”, a man adrift in front of cruel spectators. It’s Twelfth Night told from the loser’s perspective.
In a story of lost dignity, prudery, practical jokes and bullying, Malvolio draws his audience into the madness of Shakespeare's play and makes it his own.
Part abject clown, part theatre-hating disciplinarian, Malvolio asks his audience to explore the pleasure we take in other people’s suffering. This is a show for anyone who has ever been told off, called a name or fallen in love with the wrong person.
★★★★ '"Tim Crouch's fresh, funny, poignant and thought-provoking; I, Malvolio is his finest work to date.' The Daily Telegraph
I, Malvolio has toured the world – from Shanghai to Sydney, from Moscow to Manila. This is a rare chance to see Tim Crouch – one of the UK’s most innovative and respected theatre-makers – in action in Ireland.
Tim Crouch is a multi-award winning playwright and performer who's work has played in theatres and festivals around the world.
I, Malvolio is the fourth of Tim Crouch's solo Shakespeare plays for young audiences. The series, commissioned by Brighton Festival, started in 2003 with I, Caliban. I, Peaseblossom and I, Banquo followed, with subsequent runs in London, Dublin and New York City.
He has since written I, Cinna (The Poet) for the Royal Shakespeare Company which was filmed and live-streamed to every school in the UK.
I, Malvolio was co-commissioned by Brighton Festival and Singapore Arts Festival and supported by BAC.