Culture at the Cinema in April takes us back to the bosom of the Bard. For one night only – April 15 – the National Theatre U.K. production of “Twelfth Night” will be shown at the Regal Camana Bay.
Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.
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.
Cast and Crew
Simon Godwin (“NT Live: Man and Superman,” “NT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem”) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig as a transformed Malvolia and an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby (“Flowers,” “Jericho”), Tamara Lawrence (“Undercover”), Doon Mackichan (“Smack the Pony”) and Daniel Ezra (“The Missing,” “Undercover”).
Tamsin Margaret Mary Greig is an English actress. She played Fran Katzenjammer in “Black Books” and Dr. Caroline Todd in “Green Wing.” She currently stars in as Beverly Lincoln in the transatlantic sitcom “Episodes,” and as Jackie in the Channel 4 sitcom “Friday Night Dinner.”
Greig is an acclaimed stage actress; she won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in 2007 for “Much Ado About Nothing,” and was nominated again in 2011 and 2015 for her roles in “The Little Dog Laughed” and “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.”
“A knock out. Simon Godwin has pulled off a wowser.
“Tamsin Greig gives one of the performances of the year.”
– The Times
“Fabulously funny, dazzling and finely tuned.”
– Radio Times
“Bright, inventive and boundlessly funny. Soutra Gilmour has created a massively ingenious set.”
“Exhilaratingly fresh and funny. What a night.” – Mail on Sunday