returns to the Apollo Theatre
to play Olivia in Twelfth Night (and the title role in Richard III) from 2 November when Tim Carroll
's Shakespeare's Globe productions transfer to the West End. Rylance is joined by Stephen Fry
in Twelfth Night who plays Malvolio. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below.
The full cast for Twelfth Night is Samuel Barnett (Sebastian), Liam Brennan (Orsino), Paul Chahidi, (Maria), John Paul Connolly (Antonio), Ian Drysdale (Priest and Valentine), Peter Hamilton Dyer (Feste), Johnny Flynn (Viola), Stephen Fry (Malvolio), James Garnon (Fabian), Colin Hurley (Sir Toby Belch), Roger Lloyd Pack (Sir Andrew Aguecheek), Mark Rylance (Olivia), Jethro Skinner (Captain and Officer) and Ben Thompson (Curio).
This revival of the Globe's 2002 award-winning Twelfth Night will be performed in an all-male Original Practices production, exploring clothing, music, dance and settings circa 1601.
Designs are by Jenny Tiramani and music is by Claire van Kampen who along with Tim Carroll are the creative team behind the Globe's original 2002 version of Twelfth Night. The productions, which will be designed using original Shakespearian practices, will run at the Apollo Theatre from 2 November 2012 – 3 February 2013. Press day will be on Saturday 17 November 2012 (Richard III at 1.30pm, Twelfth Night at 7pm).
Sonia Friedman Productions in association with Shakespeare Road, 1001 Nights, Bob Bartner & Norman Tulchin and Rupert Gavin present Shakespeare's Globe productions of Richard III and Twelfth Night, Associate Producer Adam Blanshay.
For more information, visit: Apollo Theatre Box Office: 0844 412 4658, www.nimaxtheatres.com, www.shakespearewestend.com
Photo Credit: John Tramper