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National Theatre at Home: Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare

23 to 30 April 2020
Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes incl. a short interval

5 star rating

Fabulously funny, dazzling and finely tuned

Radio Times
4 star rating

Tamsin Greig is brilliant

Evening Standard
4 star rating

A knock out. Simon Godwin has pulled off a wowser. Tamsin Greig gives one of the performances of the year.

The Times
4 star rating

Bright, inventive and boundlessly funny. Soutra Gilmour has created a massively ingenious set

4 star rating

A production for our times

Financial Times
4 star rating

An extravagant, rambunctious production. Tamsin Greig is magnetic.

4 star rating

Exhilaratingly fresh and funny. What a night.

Mail on Sunday

National Theatre at Home: Twelfth Night

Make a date with Shakespeare's whirlwind comedy of mistaken identity, featuring Tamsin Greig as a transformed Malvolia.

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.

Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

Simon Godwin (Man and SupermanThe Beaux's Stratagem, Hansard) directs this joyous production, captured on-stage by National Theatre Live.

The premiere of Twelfth Night on YouTube took place on 23 to 30 April. 

Twelfth Night is now available to watch on National Theatre at Home.
We’re all about experiencing theatre together.

At a time when many theatre fans around the world aren’t able to visit National Theatre Live venues or local theatres, we’re excited to bring you National Theatre at Home.

Our fourth streaming performance was Twelfth Night, available from 23 to Thursday 30 April.

An audio-described version of Twelfth Night was also available at the same time.

Some of the best British theatre was free to watch from the comfort of your living room, via YouTube, with each title available for one week.

Thank you to all the amazing artists who have allowed us to share Twelfth Night in this way, during a time when many theatre fans aren’t able to visit their local theatre.

Original production supported by Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M. Kelly

Twelfth Night featuring Tamsin Greig | National Theatre at Home

Watch the trailer for Twelfth Night, Shakespeare's whirlwind comedy of mistaken identity, featuring Tamsin Grieg as a transformed Malvolia.

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Tamsin Greig's Shakespearean strip tease | National Theatre at Home

You've never seen Tamsin Greig quite like this... Watch her performance as loyal servant Malvolia in Shakespeare's classic comedy Twelfth Night, filmed live on-stage at the National Theatre.

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A Shakespearean love triangle? Awkward! | National Theatre at Home

She loves me! Viola, disguised as Cesario, finds herself in a tricky situation when Countess Olivia falls in love with her, in Shakespeare's classic comedy Twelfth Night.

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When you're in love with your best friend | National Theatre at Home

My best friend's... birthday party? Thanks to Julia Roberts, we all know it's complicated when you fall in love with your best friend. When Viola (disguised as Cesario) finds herself alone with Count Orsino things get a bit hot! Watch Shakespeare's classic comedy Twelfth Night

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Photography (Tamsin Greig) by Frederike Helwig