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
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.”
Tickets from $17
thecultch.com | 604.251.1363
Eligible for PuSh Pass access, Jan 30-Feb 3
Commissioned by Brighton Festival and Singapore Arts Festival. Supported by BAC, London.
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
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!