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I, Malvolio

Main Stage
Photo: Bruce Dalzell Atherton

Tim Crouch (Brighton, UK)

Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and The Cultch

January 30 – February 10, 2013 8:00PM (No show Feb 4)
Matinee Feb 10, 2:00PM
The Cultch Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables Street

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Look at you, sitting there with your bellies full of pop and pickled herring. Go on. Laugh at the funny man. Laugh. Make the funny man cry…

Tim Crouch re-imagines Twelfth Night through the eyes of Shakespeare’s most pent-up steward. I, Malvolio is a wild, hilarious and unsettling rant from a man ‘notoriously wronged.’ After falling victim to a forged love letter—leading to accusations of madness, a pair of ridiculous yellow stockings and ultimately no recompense for his sufferings—one of dramatic literature’s most misunderstood characters will finally have his say. Part abject clown, part theatre-hating disciplinarian, Malvolio asks his audience to explore the pleasure we take in other people’s suffering. This is a show for anyone who has ever been told off, called a name or has fallen in love with the wrong person.

>>Fresh, funny, poignant and thought-provoking… his finest work to-date.<< The Telegraph

Tim Crouch is an internationally renowned UK theatre artist based in Brighton. He’s also a regular at the PuSh Festival: My Arm and An Oak Tree (2007) and ENGLAND (2009). I, Malvolio is the fifth of his solo Shakespeare plays that appeal to both adults and teens (11+), following I, Caliban, I, Peaseblossom, I, Banquo and I, Cinna (The Poet). Crouch writes, “Twelfth Night is a fiendish maze of plot. Rather than trying to explain every twist and turn, I have let Malvolio run a little free. Maybe it’s what he would have wanted.”

www.timcrouchtheatre.co.uk | www.thecultch.com

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Tickets from $17
thecultch.com | 604.251.1363
Eligible for PuSh Pass access, Jan 30-Feb 3


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Commissioned by Brighton Festival and Singapore Arts Festival. Supported by BAC, London.

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Written and performed by Tim Crouch
Original design: Graeme Gilmour
Design assistance: Lucy Bradridge and Emma Wreyford
Direction assistance: Karl James and a smith
Administrative producer: Lisa Wolfe

Post-Show Talkback Jan 31, led by Stephen Heatley
Duration: 60 min, no intermission

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Accessible PuSh: February 6 8PM performance will have an American Sign Language interpreter. February 10 2PM performance will have described audio, provided by VocalEye. Click here for details!

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