From the National Theatre, London
Tamsin Greig (TV's BLACK BOOKS, EPISODES, FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER) 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. Simon Godwin (National Theatre Live's "Man and Superman" and "The Beaux' Stratagem") directs this joyous new production with an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby (TV's FLOWERS, JERICHO), Tamara Lawrence (TV's UNDERCOVER), Doon Mackichan (TV's SMACK THE PONY) and Daniel Ezra (TV's THE MISSING, UNDERCOVER). (Note courtesy of By Experience.) Written by William Shakespeare; directed by Simon Godwin; starring Tamsin Greig, Oliver Chris, Daniel Rigby, Tamara Lawrence, Doon Mackichan, Daniel Ezra, Tim McMullan, Niky Wardley, Adam Best. UK, 2017, color, 180 min, incl. one 20-min intermission. NOT RATED
No passes accepted.