Shakespearean comedy to get the NT Live treatment at Gatehouse

National Theatre Live continues to be a popular event in the Stafford Gatehouse Theatre seasonal programme, and local audiences will be pleased to hear that an Encore screening of Twelfth Night will take place at the County Town venue later this year.

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare's classic comedy of mistaken identity.

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 uptight 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.

Simon Godwin (NT Live: Man and Superman, NT Live: The Beaux' Stratagem) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig (Friday Night Dinner, Black Books, Episodes) as a transformed Malvolia, and an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby (Flowers, Jericho), Tamara Lawrence (Undercover), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony) and Daniel Ezra (The Missing, Undercover).

The National Theatre Live Encore screening of Twelfth Night will take place at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre on Wednesday 12th April at 7pm. Tickets are priced at ?13, with a ?10.50 concession price, and are available from the Box Office on 01785 619080 or online via www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk
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