'Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit.'

Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night combines cruelty with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love. Catch Mark Rylance as Olivia and Stephen Fry as Malvolio in this award-winning production.

Our all-male Original Practices version of Twelfth Night (2012) explores the clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe around 1601.  Mark Rylance reprises his performance of Olivia after its original premiere at Middle Temple Hall and the Globe Theatre in 2002.  The production also ran on Broadway in 2013, resulting in the show winning 2 Tony awards (Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for Rylance's role as 'Olivia'; and Best Costume Design), and a further 5 nominations.

Synopsis

In the household of Olivia, 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. When Orsino engages the cross-dressed Viola to plead with Olivia on his behalf, a bittersweet chain of events follows.

Running time: 176 mins

Cast

Maria:
Paul Chahidi

Sebastian:
Samuel Barnett

Orsino:
Liam Brennan

Antonio:
John Paul Connolly

Fabian:
James Garnon

Feste:
Peter Hamilton Dyer

Sir Toby Belch:
Colin Hurley

Olivia:
Mark Rylance

Priest/Valentine:
Ian Drysdale

Viola:
Johnny Flynn

Malvolio:
Stephen Fry

Captain:
Jethro Skinner

Curio:
Ben Thompson

Sir Andrew Aguecheek:
Roger Lloyd Pack

Creatives

Director:
Tim Carroll

Designer:
Jenny Tiramani

Composer:
Claire van Kampen

Choreographer:
Sian Williams

Directed for the Screen:
Ian Russell

Musical Director:
Adrian Woodward