I, Malvolio (Photographer: Greg Goodale)
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"I, Malvolio… stands stunningly as its own piece… Crouch is a performer at the top of his game.” ★★★★★ The Guardian
Since its premiere at the Brighton Festival in 2010, British performer Tim Crouch’s one-man show I, Malvolio has toured the world to wide international acclaim.
Part of a masterful series of performances that look at Shakespeare’s plays from the perspective of minor characters – including the successful I, Caliban, I, Peaseblossom and I, Banquo – I, Malvolio re-imagines Twelfth Night from the point of view of the puritanical steward. I, Malvolio is a hilarious and often unsettling rant from a man “notoriously wronged” – a one-man show that encourages the audience to take up the role of the revellers who torment him.
A story of lost dignity, prudery, practical jokes and bullying, Crouch’s storytelling alchemy draws us deep into the madness of Shakespeare’s classic comedy.
Written and performed by Tim Crouch and designed by Olivier Award-winning Graeme Gilmour, I, Malvoliowas co-commissioned by Brighton Festival and Singapore Arts Festival, and supported by Battersea Arts Centre.
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Date & Time:
28 October (Saturday): 7:30pm
29 October (Sunday): 3:00pm (with post performance talk), 7:30pm
Approx. 70 minutes (No interval)
Half-Price Discount: HK$125 for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and support person*
*For each purchase of concessionary ticket for people with disabilities, the customer can purchase 1 ticket at the HK$125 concession price for the support person.
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Suitable for ages 12 and above. Children under the age of 12 will not be admitted.
Written and performed by Tim Crouch
Designed by Graeme Gilmour
Tim is an Obie-award winning UK-based theatre-maker. He was an actor for many years before starting to write – and he still performs in much of his work. His plays include My Arm, ENGLAND (a play for galleries), An Oak Tree, The Author, Adler & Gibb and (with Andy Smith) what happens to the hope at the end of the evening. Tim tours his work nationally and internationally. He also writes for younger audiences. A series of plays inspired by Shakespeare’s lesser characters includes I, Malvolio and I, Peaseblossom. For the RSC Tim has directed The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear and I, Cinna (the poet) – all for young audiences. Other directing credits include Jeramee, Hartleby and Oooglemore for the Unicorn Theatre, London, and The Complete Deaths for Spymonkey. His next play, Beginners, opens at the Unicorn Theatre in March 2018. Awards for Tim’s work include an Edinburgh Fringe First, a Herald Archangel, two Total Theatre awards, the Brian Way award for Best Children’s Play and the 2010 John Whiting award. Tim is published by Oberon Books.
Tim is returning to Hong Kong in January 2018 to lead a two-week Creation workshop for the West Kowloon Cultural District.