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Roger Lloyd Pack joins Rylance in Globe Richard III and Twelfth Night

The Globe today announced full casting for Richard III and Twelfth Night, the final productions in the theatre's 2012 season, The Play's The Thing.

As previously announced, Mark Rylance, the Globe's founding artistic director, will play the title role in Richard III and Olivia in Twelfth Night. Roger Lloyd Pack, best known for his roles in television sitcoms Only Fools and Horses and The Vicar of Dibley, will be making his Globe debut as the Duke of Buckingham in Richard III and Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night.

Paul Chahidi, who appeared in Nation at the National Theatre and in multiple productions with the RSC, will play Hastings and Tyrrell in Richard III and Maria in Twelfth Night. James Garnon will take on the roles of Richmond and the Duchess of York in Richard III, and Fabian in Twelfth Night, having recently finished playing King James in the Globe's touring production of Anne Boleyn.

They join Stephen Fry, Johnny Flynn, Samuel Barnett, Colin Hurley, Liam Brennan and Peter Hamilton Dyer, John Paul Connolly, Ian Drysdale, Jethro Skinner and Ben Thompson, whose casting was announced in February. The young princes in Richard III will be played by Lorenzo Allchurch, Shanu Hazzan, Austin Moulton, and Dylan Standen.

Tim Carroll directs both plays, which will feature designs by Jenny Tiramani and music by Claire van Kampen. This is the creative team behind the original 2002 all-male version of Twelfth Night at the Globe.

The two plays will run in repertoire at the Globe from 14 July until 14 October before transferring to the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue on 2 November. They will run there in repertoire until 3 February.


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