Rehearsal shots have been released for the Globe's all-male production of Twelfth Night, which stars Stephen Fry and Mark Rylance and begins previews on Saturday (22 September 2012).

Twelfth Night Rehearsal Images
Stephen Fry

In the household of Olivia (Rylance), 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.

Twelfth Night Rehearsal Images
Johnny Flynn & Samuel Barnett

Mark Rylance reprises his widely celebrated performance of Olivia, ten years after its original premiere at Middle Temple Hall and The Globe. Stephen Fry returns to play Malvolio. Joining them in the cast are: Samuel BarnettJohnny Flynn, Liam Brennan, Peter Hamilton Dyer, Colin Hurley.

Twelfth Night Rehearsal Images
Stephen Fry

Twelfth Night runs at Shakespeare's Globe before transferring to the Apollo Theatre from 2 November 2012.


Samuel Barnett, director Tim Carroll & Johnny Flynn


Johnny Flynn & Samuel Barnett

- All photos by Simon Annand.