DOI: 10.5040/9781350935044.01

Duration: 3:02:54

  • 01 Twelfth Night 2:37:21
  • 02 Ambition 0:01:34
  • 03 Communication 0:02:39
  • 04 Darkness 0:03:53
  • 05 Disguises 0:02:47
  • 06 Gender 0:03:12
  • 07 Madness 0:02:50
  • 08 Mistaken Identity 0:02:54
  • 09 Sexuality 0:02:43
  • 10 Suffering Through Love 0:03:01

Age recommendation: 12+

Recorded through National Theatre Live on 6th April, 2017.

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 directs this joyous new production with Tasmin Greig as a transformed Malvolia, in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

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Viola: Tamara Lawrance
Sebastian: Daniel Ezra
Orsino: Oliver Chris
Curio: Emmanuel Kojo
Valentine: Brad Morrison
Captain: James Wallace
Sir Toby Belch: Tim McMullan
Maria: Niky Wardley
Sir Andrew Aguecheek: Daniel Rigby
Antonio: Adam Best
Feste: Doon Mackichan
Olivia: Phoebe Fox
Malvolia: Tamsin Greig
Fabia: Imogen Doel
Servant: Whitney Kehinde
Priest: James Wallace
Officer: Ammar Duffus
Ensemble: Claire Cordier
Ensemble: Mary Doherty
Ensemble: Andrew MacBean
Ensemble: Imogen Slaughter
Music Director: Dan Jackson

Director: Simon Godwin
Designer: Soutra Gilmour
Lighting Designer: James Farncombe
Music: Michael Bruce
Sound Designer: Christopher Shutt
Fight Director: Kev McCurdy
Choreographer: Shelley Maxwell

From Twelfth Night


National Theatre

William Shakespeare

ISBN: 9781350935044

Series: National Theatre Collection