“Fabulously funny, dazzling and finely tuned."
Simon Godwin (NT Live: Man and Superman, NT Live: The Beaux' Stratagem) directs this joyous new production of Shakespeare's classic comedy of mistaken identity with Tamsin Greig (Friday Night Dinner, Black Books, Episodes) as Malvolia, and ensemble cast Daniel Rigby (Flowers, Jericho), Tamara Lawrence (Undercover), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony), and Daniel Ezra (The Missing, Undercover).
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, in this National Theatre Live screening.
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.
Part of Symphony Space's Theatre in HD series, bringing unforgettable theatre from around the world to our screens.
“Tamsin Greig is brilliant.”
– Evening Standard
“Bright, inventive and boundlessly funny. Soutra Gilmour has created a massively ingenious set.”
“Masses of fun, a delicious crowd pleaser.”
– Time Out
“A knock out. Simon Godwin has pulled off a wowser. Tamsin Greig gives one of the performances of the year.”
– The Times
“Godwin's revival is very much a production for our times.”–