In one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies, Stephen Fry will play Malvolio opposite Mark Rylance’s Olivia, and will join the previously announced Samuel Barnett and Johnny Flynn, as the twins Sebastian and Viola. Liam Brennan and Peter Hamilton Dyer reprise their 2002 Globe roles as Orsino and Feste, and Globe regular Colin Hurley, will play Sir Toby Belch. Further casting to be announced shortly.
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.
Liam Brennan, a member of the original, widely acclaimed 2002 Globe production of Twelfth Night, will recreate the lovelorn Duke Orsino. Brennan was a regular in Rylance’s Globe company of players and credits include Measure for Measure, Edward II and Macbeth. His extensive credits at the Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh include A View From The Bridge, Othello and The Lieutenant of Inishmore.
Peter Hamilton Dyer, who will reprise Feste, is a familiar face at the Globe with credits including Frontline and King Lear. Other stage credits include Richard II and The Moonstone (Manchester Royal Exchange), Mansfield Park (Chichester Theatre) and The Bacchae (Shared Experience). Television credits include The Curse of Steptoe and Silent Witness.
Stephen Fry will make his Globe debut as Lady Olivia’s steward, Malvolio. 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.
Colin Hurley, who will portray lovable rogue Sir Toby Belch, is a Globe favourite and was in the original 2002 company of Twelfth Night. He will soon be seen again as Cardinal Wolsey in the Globe’s touring production of Anne Boleyn and previous credits at the Globe include All’s Well that Ends Well, Macbeth and Measure for Measure. Other theatre credits include Equus (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Woman in Black (Fortune Theatre) and Loot (Lyric Hammersmith).