A star studded cast takes one of Will Shakespeare’s best-loved plays, Twelfth Night, to the West End stage in a production with a difference. It’s a feast of rich Elizabethan finery, classic comedy and some of the greatest names from the British stage and screen, Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry. A real night to remember!
Booking from: Friday, 2 November 2012
Booking until: Saturday, 9 February 2013
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2pm, Sunday 3pm
Evenings: Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Playing at the Apollo Theatre.
It’s rich, it’s funny, it’s Will Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
When it last appeared at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, Twelfth Night sold out within a week of announcing that the marvellous Stephen Fry would be taking the stage as the pompous servant Malvolio. Add the Olivier and Tony Award-winning Mark Rylance to the mix and you get one of the biggest buzzes in London’s theatreland for some time. If you only catch one show every twelve months in London, make this the one and you won’t be disappointed!
Twelfth Night - The story
Viola is shipwrecked. And she’s desperate for work. So she disguises herself as a man and enters the Duke of Illyria’s household as a pageboy.
The Duke has no idea about his page’s real identity, and uses ‘him’ as a go-between in his romance with the glorious Countess Olivia, with whom he is madly in love. The countess is played by Mark Rylance, which adds extra verve and spice to Shakespeare’s already fascinating tale of romantic chaos.
Fry plays the servant, Malvolio, who is so pompous that he isn’t the least bit suspicious when tricked into believing his mistress is in deeply love with him. In a ribald, hilarious tale of fanatics and fools, a complex romantic tangle soon ensues, fraught with confusion and spiked with wicked humour. And when Viola’s shipwrecked twin brother enters the mix, things get even more messy…
Staged with Elizabethan splendour
This is Fry’s first West End stage appearance since 1995. The costumes, stage sets and music are all inspired by Elizabethan England, so expect a feast of exotic colour, rich and authentic-feeling. And Mark Rylance’s portrayal of the refined and feminine Olivia is set to bring the house down!
Twelfth Night theatre tickets for every budget
We provide excellent and varied seat and ticket availability with a wide choice of seat options, including premium and full price seats as well as discount Twelfth Night tickets. Treat yourself to an all-time classic by the Bard!
SENSATIONAL DOUBLE BILL. MARK RYLANCE IS DAZZLING. A GLORIOUS STAR PERFORMANCE. SUBLIME.
WONDROUSLY FUNNY. RYLANCE?S PERFORMANCE IS A MARVEL.
A GLORIOUSLY SUCCESSFUL TRANSFER. SUPERB. REMARKABLE
PURE COMIC DELIGHT.
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