goPLAY Youth Theatre Club Podcast – A Discussion with Tim Crouch


Tim Crouch as Malvolio

On Thursday February 7th, 2013, Touchstone’s goPLAY Youth Theatre club attended a performance of I, Malvolio by Tim Crouch in the Historic Theatre at The Cultch. Presented as part of the Push International Performing Arts Festival, I Malvolio is a one-man show in which Tim Crouch re-imagines William Shakespear’s Twelfth Night through the eyes of Malvolio — the pent-up steward who falls victim to a forged love letter, leading to accusations of madness and imprisonment. The piece examines one of dramatic literature’s most misunderstood characters with Crouch embodying Malvolio in equal parts abject clown & theatre-hating disciplinarian – asking his audience to explore the pleasure we take in other people’s suffering. After the performance Crouch sat down with members of our goPLAY program, along with Touchstone’s Artistic Director Katrina Dunn, to answer questions about the play. Click here to listen to an a special goPLAY podcast recording of that conversation.

Our thanks again to Tim for being so generous with his time in sitting down with goPLAY.

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.”

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