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Roger Rees one man show What You Will , exploring his relationship with Shakespeare, will perform at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, from 18 Sep to 6 Oct 2012.
Rees relives the struggles and amusements of his formative years as an actor. "The evening is interwoven with the fun, heartbreak, triumphs, jokes and celebrated mishaps that he, and every other actor that ever trod the boards, have encountered when coming face to face with the Bard of Avon."
First performed in 2007 at Folger Theatre, Washington and following a brief run in Shakespeare’s home, Stratford-upon-Avon, in 2010, this is the London premiere of Rees’ ninety minute show.
Welsh-born Roger Rees has recent success as Co-Director of the most-nominated show on Broadway in the 2012 Tony Awards, Peter and the Starcatchers. Rees won the Olivier Award in London, the Tony Award in New York, plus an Emmy nomination for Best Actor, playing Nicholas in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby in 1982. He was last seen in the West End opposite Ian McKellen in Waiting For Godot, Rees is known for his television work in Cheers, The West Wing and Grey’s Anatomy, as well as for screen roles in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Frida and The Prestige amongst numerous other film, television and stage credits.