TWELFTH NIGHT - APOLLO THEATRE Tickets
After his Tony- and Olivier-Award winning performance in Jerusalem, Mark Rylance returns to the Apollo Theatre with Shakespeare’s Globe’s “The Play’s the Thing” season, reprising his performance as Olivia in Twelfth Night and playing the title role in a new production of Richard III.
Twelfth Night tickets are available for a strictly limited season on Aloud.com.
Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. Following a shipwreck, twins Viola and Sebastian are separated, with each assuming the other is dead. Viola disguises herself as a man in order to serve in the court of Orsino, the Duke of Illyria, who sends her to woo the beautiful Countess Olivia on his behalf. Olivia is in mourning after the loss of her brother and has turned away all suitors, until she becomes instantly enamoured with Viola, now known as Cesario. Meanwhile, Olivia’s drunken uncle, Sir Toby, decides to play a trick on her uptight servant, Malvolio, with hilarious results, in this rollicking tale of mistaken identity and unrequited love.
For this production, Shakespeare’s Globe has assembled the same creative team behind their acclaimed 2002 staging of the play, including director Tim Carroll, designer Jenny Tiramani, and composer Claire van Campen. Performed by an all-male cast in “original practice”, the set, costumes, music, and dances have been inspired by the original staging of Shakespeare’s plays in the Elizabethan era.