Twelfth Night at the National Theatre

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Twelfth Night at the National Theatre starring Tamsin Greig

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman, The Beaux’ Stratagem) directs this joyous new production of Shakespeare’s comedy with Tamsin Greig as a transformed Malvolia.

Twelfth Night runs from 15 February 2017 until 13 May 2017 at the National Theatre.


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.


Tamsin Greig, Adam Best, Oliver Chris, Claire Cordier, Imogen Doel, Mary Doherty, Ammar Duffus, Daniel Ezra, Phoebe Fox, Whitney Kehinde, Emmanuel Kojo, Tamara Lawrance, Andrew Macbean, Doon Mackichan, Tim McMullan, Brad Morrison, Daniel Rigby, Imogen Slaughter, James Wallace and Niky Wardley.


Directed by Simon Godwin.


★★★★ an extravagant production that gleefully refocuses Shakespeare’s comedy – The Observer
★★★★ Tamsin Greig is brilliant in a show full of fun – The Guardian
★★★★ Godwin’s production groans with brilliant turns – Time Out
★★★★★ Tamsin Greig brings dazzling comic brio to a gender-bending production – Radio Times
★★★★ Tamsin Greig is brilliant – The Independent

Performance Schedule

Theatre Information

National Theatre
Address: Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest Underground: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, X68, RV1

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