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Worth watching for the comments thread alone: NT's Twelfth Night livestream reviewed

2 May 2020

9:00 AM

2 May 2020

9:00 AM

Twelfth Night

Olivier Theatre, via YouTube

Bound; Wasted

Southwark Playhouse, via YouTube

‘Enjoy world-class theatre online for free,’ announces the National Theatre. Every Thursday at 7 p.m. a play from the archive is livestreamed. I watched Twelfth Night, from 2017, starring Tamsin Greig as a female Malvolio. What a handsome, absorbing and brilliantly staged production this is. Greig’s comically petulant Malvolia won the plaudits, rightly, while the underrated Tim McMullan turned Sir Toby into a wry, wobbly, loveable drunkard, like a rock star enjoying a month on the lash.

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