This Autumn, the Apollo theatre will be transformed into an Elizabethan playhouse, as Tim Carroll's productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III transfer from Shakespeare's Globe for a strictly limited season.
Multi award-winning Mark Rylance revives his role as Olivia in the Globe's critically acclaimed Twelfth Night, accompanied by Johnny Flynn (Viola), Samuel Barnett (Sebastian) and Stephen Fry (Malvolio). Mark Rylance also takes on the title role in Shakespeare's great historical tragedy, Richard III.
Both productions are performed by an all-male company, using Original Practices, exploring clothing, music, dance and settings from Shakespeare's time. With Twelfth Night sold out at the Globe, these productions are already the must-see events of the year. Book now.
Twelfth Night, Or What you Will
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.
Monstrous, but theatrically electric, Richard III is Shakespeare's most charismatic, self-delighting villain, revelling at every moment in his homicidal, hypocritical journey to absolute power.
STRICTLY LIMITED SEASON FROM 2 NOVEMBER 2012.
Book for Twelfth Night here:
Book for Richard III here:
For me personally, I love the Shakespearean tragedies and the histories; the comedies not so much. The production that I think will be the must-see, and the one that I am looking forward to the most, is not the sold-out Twelfth Night but Richard III. I like to be different!