I, Malvolio explores the character of Malvolio, the pompous man-servant to Olivia in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. His priggish, self-righteous attitude has earned him the wrath of his companions, who have played a cruel trick on him, making him believe that Olivia is in love with him. When Malvolio confronts a startled Olivia, smiling profusely and wearing little but his infamous ‘yellow stockings and cross-garters’, he is taken for a madman and locked up.
Crouch’s irreverent, and hilarious backstage exposè picks up where Shakespeare left off. Crouch’s Malvolio, dressed only in his stained long-johns, is now hell-bent on revenge and what follows is a modern-day mash-up of stand-up comedy and blunt Shakespearean verse!
So, if you’ve ever dropped a piece of litter or been insulted, or fallen in love with the wrong person, this production is an absolute must.