Twelfth Night - further casting announced
ROGER Lloyd Pack, best known for his roles in television’s Only Fools and Horses and The Vicar of Dibley, will make his Globe debut playing the Duke of Buckingham in Richard III and Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night.
Paul Chahidi (Nation, National Theatre plus numerous productions for the RSC) will take on the roles of Hastings and Tyrrell in Richard III and Maria in Twelfth Night; while James Garnon, who played King James in the Globe’s touring production of Anne Boleyn, will portray Richmond and the Duchess of York in Richard III and Fabian in Twelfth Night.
The young princes in Richard III will be played by Lorenzo Allchurch, Shanu Hazzan, Austin Moulton, and Dylan Standen.
Following the Globe dates, Richard III and Twelfth Night will transfer to the Apollo Theatre, where they will run in repertoire until February 3, 2013.
Previously Posted: Further casting has been announced for Shakespeare’s Globe’s production of Twelfth Night, which runs from September 22 to October 14, 2012.
Making his Globe debut as Malvolio opposite Mark Rylance’s Olivia will be Stephen Fry, who will join the previously announced Samuel Barnett and Johnny Flynn as the twins Sebastian and Viola.
Liam Brennan and Peter Hamilton Dyer will reprise their 2002 Globe roles as Orsino and Feste, and Globe regular Colin Hurley will play Sir Toby Belch. Further casting will be announced shortly.
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.
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.
Liam Brennan was a regular in Rylance’s Globe company of players with credits including Measure for Measure, Edward II and Macbeth. He has also worked extensively for the Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh, where his credits include A View From The Bridge, Othello and The Lieutenant of Inishmore.
Peter Hamilton Dyer is a familiar face at the Globe with credits including Frontline and King Lear. His other stage credits include Richard II and The Moonstone (Manchester Royal Exchange), Mansfield Park (Chichester Theatre) and The Bacchae (Shared Experience). On television, he has appeared in The Curse of Steptoe and Silent Witness.
Colin Hurley’s previous Globe credits include All’s Well That Ends Well, Macbeth and Measure for Measure. He will soon be seen again as Cardinal Wolsey in the Globe’s touring production of Anne Boleyn. His other theatre credits include Equus (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Woman in Black (Fortune Theatre) and Loot (Lyric Hammersmith).
Twelfth Night will be 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 day to recreate clothing, music and dance.
Twelfth Night is produced by Shakespeare’s Globe, Sonia Friedman Productions and Shakespeare Road.
Tickets: £5 – £39 – available from the box office on 020 7401 9919 and 0871 297 0749 or online at www.shakespearesglobe.com.
Read more about Shakespeare’s Globe’s 2012 Theatre Season, The Play’s the Thing.