I, Malvolio

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World renowned artist Tim Crouch makes his Globe debut in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse this winter, with his acclaimed solo show I, Malvolio. I’ll be revenged on the whole pack of you.

A hilarious and often unsettling rant from an actor adrift in front of an audience, I, Malvolio re-imagines Twelfth Night from the point of view of its most notoriously abused steward.

Part abject clown, part theatre-hating disciplinarian, Malvolio asks his audience to explore the pleasure we take in other people’s suffering. A story of lost dignity, prudery, practical jokes and bullying, this one-man act of storytelling alchemy draws us deep into the madness of Shakespeare’s classic comedy.

I, Malvolio premiered at the Brighton Festival in 2010 and has since toured throughout the world. Written and performed by Obie award-winning Tim Crouch (An Oak Tree, The Author), designed by Olivier Award-winning Graeme Gilmour, it was co-commissioned by Brighton Festival and Singapore Arts Festival, and supported by BAC.

‘You are idle, shallow things. I am not of your element.’

Twelfth Night Act III, scene 4

I, Malvolio is part of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 10th Anniversary Season.

Content guidance: The play contains partial nudity and references to suicide. Please contact the ticketing team on 020 7401 9919 or [email protected] if you would like further details on the play’s content. 


Galleries (Seating) £25 – £15
Standing £5

This event is on-site in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Running time 1 hour 10 minutes with no interval

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Part of Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 10th Anniversary

Image Credit: Greg Goodale

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