Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Rylance in TWELFTH NIGHT
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by Patrick Nugent
Directed by Tim Carroll, this revival of the Globe's 2002 award-winning Twelfth Night is performed in an all-male Original Practices production, exploring clothing, music, dance and settings circa 1601. Check out production photos below!
In the household of Olivia (Mark Rylance), two campaigns are being quietly waged – one by the lovelorn Duke Orsino against the heart of the indifferent Olivia; the other by an alliance of servants and hangers-on against the high-handedness of her steward, the pompous Malvolio (Stephen Fry). When Orsino engages the cross-dressed Viola to plead with Olivia on his behalf, a bittersweet chain of events follows. Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night combines cruelty with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with some of the subtlest poetry and most exquisite songs Shakespeare ever wrote.
The full cast for Twelfth Night at the Apollo Theatre 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).
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.Photo Credit: Simon Annand