First Performance 05/12/2008
Closing 07/03/2009

Derek Jacobi plays Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s comic tale of twins and love triangles.

Identical twins Viola and Sebastian are shipwrecked and separated in Illyria, each thinking the other dead. Viola disguises herself as a boy, Cesario, to go into the service of Duke Orsino, becoming his romantic go between with Olivia. But Olivia only has eyes for Cesario, while Cesario, who is really Viola, falls for Orsino. When Sebastian arrives at court, everything gets very confusing.

Jacobi has previously worked with director Michael Grandage on Don Carlos, The Tempest and Hollow Crown. His many television and film appearances include I, Claudius, Gosford Park, Cadfael and Gladiator.

Twelfth Night is the second production in the Donmar Warehouse’s year-long residency at the Wyndham’s theatre in the West End, following the highly acclaimed production of Ivanov.

For more about Twelfth Night at the Wyndham’s theatre, read the Big Interview with Victoria Hamilton or our First Night Feature.

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