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Globe's Richard III & Twelfth Night extend booking period at Apollo

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Over 2000 on-stage seats and a final extra week of performances have been released on sale for the West End transfer of the Globe's all-male productions of Richard III and Twelfth Night at the Apollo Theatre.

Tim Carroll's productions, which use "original Shakespearian practices" and will be lit by over 100 on-stage candles, transfer to the West End for a 14-week limited run from 2 November 2012 to 10 February 2013, following their seasons at the Globe.

In addition to the on-stage seats there are also 6,000 extra seats throughout the house now on sale for the entirety of the run.

Mark Rylance returns to the Apollo - which hosted the West End run of his acclaimed turn as Johnny Byron in Jerusalem - to play the title role of Richard III and Olivia in Twelfth Night. He is joined by Stephen Fry as Malvolio in Twelfth Night, which begins previews at the Globe on Saturday (22 September 2012).

Designs are by Jenny Tiramani and music is by Rylance's partner Claire van Kampen, who along with Tim Carroll, were the creative team behind the Globe's original 2002 version of Twelfth Night.

The West End transfer is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions in association with Shakespeare Road, 1001 Nights, Bob Bartner & Norman Tulchin and Rupert Gavin.

Photo: Mark Rylance as Richard III (Simon Annand)


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