I, Malvolio by Tim Crouch

Tim Crouch, a renowned UK theatre pioneers, brings the latest show of his world-renowned Shakespeare mono-dramas. 

I, Malvoliois a play about what it is to be a spectator and about our responsibilities as spectators. In a performance close to standup comedy, Crouch appears as the pompous, theatre-despising, puritan steward from Twelfth Night, following his humiliation at the end of that play. A story of lost dignity, prudery, practical jokes and bullying, this one man act of storytelling alchemy draws us deep into the madness of Shakespeare’s classic comedy.

This is a golden opportunity to enjoy the master’s performance in theatre, a split-second transformation from a clown to a king.


  • 8-9 November 2014, 3 Performances  in Beijing Capital Theatre, Experiment Theatre
    (2 performances on 8 Nov,  2:30pm and 7:30pm, 9 Nov at 7.30pm)
  • 11-13 November, Nanjing Universtity Xianlin, Black Box theatre
  • 14-16 November 2014, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Black Box theatre

Master Class/Lecture Face to face with Tim Crouch

Tim Crouch is an UK experimental theatre artist: an actor, writer and director. He writes, produces and performs plays. His plays take various forms, but all reject theatrical conventions, especially realism, and invite the audience to help create the work.

Tim's talk will focus on:

  • How to reconstruct classic texts
  • How to perform under the condition of no set and no light
  • How to interact with the audience during the performance.

Edinburgh Fringe Showcase 2014

Co-organised by British Council China and Beijing 707 N-Theatre, the Edinburgh Fringe Showcase 2014 will take place in China from September to November 2014.

The British Council's Edinburgh Showcase is a biennial showcase of contemporary UK performance, featuring some of the most outstanding productions made in the UK.

Selected from the Edinburgh Showcase 2013, four plays will tour to China in the autumn of 2014. These plays include Odyssey by the Paper Cinema; Missing by the Gecko ; and I, Malvolio. What Happens To the Hope at the End of the Night by the man dubbed as the king of Scottish Theatre, Tim Crouch, is the final play in the showcase. 

These four plays will introduce the unique creativity and diverse vision of UK theatre productions to Chinese audiences. An exciting range of activities including master classes, workshops and lectures will be held alongside the festival in Shanghai, Beijing, Wuhan, Guangzhou, and Nanjing. It promises to be a real feast for theatre fans! 

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