Here's another chance to see this all-male version of Shakespeare's 'Twelfe Night' which previously had a run at the Globe over the past summer. It features Mark Rylance as Olivia and Stephen Fry as Malvolio, and is running alongside another of last summer's successes at the Globe, Richard III, again with Mark... Read more
Cast includes... Mark Rylance (Olivia), Stephen Fry (Malvolio) In the household of Olivia (Mark Rylance), two campaigns are being quietly waged – one by the lovesick lord 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. A revival of the Globe’s award-winning Twelfth Night of 2002 with an all-male Original Practices production, exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in around 1601.
Opened 10 Dec 2008
Written: by William Shakespeare
Directed: Michael Grandage
Cast: Derek Jacobi (Malvolio), Mark Bonnar (Orsino), Norman Bowman (Curio), Ron Cook (Sir Toby Belch), Victoria Hamilton (Viola), Guy Henry (Sir Andrew Aguecheek), James Howard (Valentine), Lloyd Hutchinson... Read more
A double opening at the Open Air Theatre this week, starting with the tragedy of the star-crossed lovers in 'Romeo and Juliet', and switching gear with the comedic delight of 'Twelfth Night' at the end of it. The English weather, which started off in blazing sunshine and almost blistering heat on Monday, switched gear too, so that come the revels of 'Twelfth Night', we were all shivering under... Read more
What the popular press had to say...
"In the end, there is no such thing as a definitive Twelfth Night. But Peter Hall, now 80, offers us a resonant chamber-version that highlights the play's verbal splendour and that is filled with an awareness of the still, sad music of humanity."
Michael Billington for The Guardian
"The chief problem is that,... Read more