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Shakespeare’s Globe announces full casting for Richard III and Twelfth Night in the 2012 Theatre Season ‘The Play’s The Thing’ 20 June 2012

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the full casting for Richard III and Twelfth Night, the final two productions which complete its 2012 theatre season, The Play’s The Thing. Both productions will play in repertory at the Globe, followed by a 13 week run at the Apollo Theatre from 2 November 2012. Mark Rylance returns to the Globe to create the title role in Richard III and to reprise his widely celebrated performance as Olivia in Twelfth Night, ten years after its original Globe premiere. Richard III is at the Globe from 14 July to 13 October, and Twelfth Night from 22 September to 14 October. Paul Chahidi will play Hastings and Tyrrell in Richard III, and Maria in Twelfth Night. Paul’s stage credits include Written on the Heart and Measure for Measure for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Enron in the West End and on tour, and Nation at the National Theatre. James Garnon will play Richmond and the Duchess of York in Richard III, and Fabian in Twelfth Night. James has just finished playing King James in the Globe’s UK touring production of Anne Boleyn, and was in the Globe’s production of All’s Well That Ends Well. Other recent stage credits include King Lear at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Roger Lloyd Pack, making his Globe debut, will play the Duke of Buckingham in Richard III, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night. Roger is best known for his television roles as Trigger in Only Fools and Horses and Owen Newitt in The Vicar of Dibley. His extensive stage credits include The Winterling at the Royal Court, The Dark at the Donmar and Widowers’ Houses at the Manchester Royal Exchange. Film credits include Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Made in Dagenham and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Previously announced Samuel Barnett and Johnny Flynn will play Queen Elizabeth and Lady Anne in Richard III respectively, and the twins Sebastian and Viola in Twelfth Night. Liam Brennan and Peter Hamilton Dyer reprise their 2002 Globe roles as Orsino and Feste in Twelfth Night and will play Clarence and the Lord Mayor, and Brakenbury and Catesby in Richard III. Joining the ensemble for Twelfth Night, Stephen Fry will make his Globe debut as Lady Olivia’s steward, Malvolio. Colin Hurley will portray King Edward and Stanley in Richard III and lovable rogue Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night. Samuel Barnett created the role of Posner in Alan Bennett’s phenomenal The History Boys, and performed in the original production at the National Theatre, on Broadway and on the international tour. Johnny Flynn was nominated for an Olivier Award for his portrayal as Lee in Jerusalem, and has also been a regular member of Edward Hall’s Propeller theatre company. Liam Brennan was a regular in Rylance’s Globe company of players, and credits include Measure for Measure, Edward II and Macbeth. Peter Hamilton Dyer is a familiar face at the Globe with credits including Frontline and King Lear.

Stephen Fry’s screen credits include Sherlock Holmes II, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Gosford Park, Peter’s Friends and Wilde, in which his portrayal of Oscar Wilde earned him a Golden Globe Best Actor nomination. His many television drama and comedy credits include the BBC’s recent adaptation of The Borrowers, The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, Kingdom, Jeeves and Wooster, Blackadder and several series of A Bit of Fry and Laurie. He has also appeared in many critically acclaimed and much loved documentaries. Colin Hurley is a Globe favourite and was in the original 2002 company of Twelfth Night, and has recently been performing as Cardinal Wolsey in the Globe’s touring production of Anne Boleyn. Previous credits at the Globe include All’s Well that Ends Well, Macbeth and Measure for Measure. Completing the casts are John Paul Connolly, Ian Drysdale, Jethro Skinner and Ben Thompson. The young princes in Richard III will be played by Lorenzo Allchurch, Shanu Hazzan, Austin Moulton, and Dylan Standen. Richard III and Twelfth Night are directed by Tim Carroll, designed by Jenny Tiramani with music by Claire van Kampen – the creative team behind the original 2002 version of Twelfth Night, whose original practices approach to staging will employ techniques used in Shakespeare’s era to recreate clothing, music and dance. Press Night for Richard III is at the Globe on Wednesday 25 July Tickets at the Globe are available through the Box Office: 020 7401 9919 / 0871 297 0749 or online at Tickets for the Apollo Theatre are available from the Box Office: 0844 412 4658 or online at Richard III and Twelfth Night are produced by Shakespeare’s Globe, Sonia Friedman Productions and Shakespeare Road. ENDS For further details, please contact: Julia Hallawell, Press & PR Manager, Shakespeare’s Globe 020 7902 1491 Rebecca Storey, Senior Press & PR Officer, Shakespeare’s Globe 0207 902 1492 For further press information on Richard III and Twelfth Night at the Apollo, contact: Premier PR Theatre Department 020 7292 8330,, LISTINGS INFORMATION Richard III by William Shakespeare Produced by Shakespeare’s Globe, Sonia Friedman Productions and Shakespeare Road Directed by Tim Carroll, designed by Jenny Tiramani, music by Claire van Kampen, with Mark Rylance as Richard III From 14 July to 13 October

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare Produced by Shakespeare’s Globe, Sonia Friedman Productions and Shakespeare Road Directed by Tim Carroll, designed by Jenny Tiramani, music by Claire van Kampen, with Mark Rylance as Olivia From 22 September to 14 October Booking: Phone In person Sundays Online Tickets

020 7401 9919 Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (8pm on performance days) 10am-5pm (7pm on performances days) £5 - £39


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