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Richard IIIAcclaimed actor Mark Rylance returns to the Apollo Theatre and to the celebrated role of Richard III - the determined Duke of Gloucester - who battles ruthlessly to reach his place on the throne. Heartlessly betraying anyone that comes between himself and the crown - including the king, the king's son, his two brothers and his defenceless nephews (the legendary Princes in the Tower) - Richard III is truly Shakespeare's most despicable bad guy: a scheming, Machiavellian hunchback who is arguably one of the most villainous characters in history. Ten years have passed since Rylance last played the charismatic villain, a role he took on during his time as Artistic Director of the Globe. This current revival will adhere to the Original Practices - meaning it will be performed by an entirely male cast - as it would have been in Shakespearean times. Clothing, music, choreography and settings will be explored as if it were being performed in 1593. Olivier and Tony Award-winning Rylance will be especially busy this season as he can also be seen appearing as Olivia in Twelfth Night, which runs concurrently at the same venue as part of Shakespeare's Globe's 'The Play's the Thing' season.

 

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218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 2 minutes from Richard III
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 7 minutes from Richard III
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Peter Pan Goes WrongPeter Pan Goes WrongPeter Pan Goes WrongAfter a successful run in 2015, Peter Pan Goes Wrong returns to the Apollo Theatre this October. The production by Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong, applies the same accident-prone touch to the classic tale of the boy who wouldn't grow up. In the play, the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society attempt to recreate JM Barrie's story2017-01-18T19:30:00+00002017-01-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Apollo Theatre, 29  Shaftesbury Avenue      W1D 7EZ
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event > Theatre > Comedies
PRICING  £20-£49.50, Premium Seats £67.50
DATES  20th October 2016 to 29th January 2017
VENUE  Apollo Theatre 
After a successful run in 2015, Peter Pan Goes Wrong returns to the Apollo Theatre this October. The production by Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong, applies the same accident-prone touch to the classic tale of the boy who wouldn't grow up. In the play, the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society attempt to recreate JM Barrie's story... More about this event
 
TravestiesTravestiesTravestiesThis production of Travesties broke box office records at the Menier Chocolate Factory, becoming the first play in the company's history to sell out ahead of its first preview. Now, with previews from 3rd February 2017, the play transfers to the Apollo Theatre in the West End. Patrick Marber directs Tom Hollander and the full company from the Menie2017-02-03T19:30:00+00002017-04-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Apollo Theatre, 29  Shaftesbury Avenue      W1D 7EZ
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event > Theatre > Comedies
PRICING  £22-£62.50, Premium Seats £85, Feb 3-11 previews £20-£57.50, Premium Seats previews £85
DATES  3rd February to 29th April 2017
VENUE  Apollo Theatre 
This production of Travesties broke box office records at the Menier Chocolate Factory, becoming the first play in the company's history to sell out ahead of its first preview. Now, with previews from 3rd February 2017, the play transfers to the Apollo Theatre in the West End. Patrick Marber directs Tom Hollander and the full company from the Menie... More about this event
 
Brodsky/BaryshnikovBrodsky/BaryshnikovBrodsky/BaryshnikovAlvis Hermanis directs former ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov in a one-man show reciting, in Russian, selections from the poetry of Joseph Brodsky, who was a friend of Mr. Baryshnikov. "The emphasis is very much on language" said The New York Times review, "Dance lovers should know that there's nothing really resembling choreography involved in the2017-05-03T19:30:00+01002017-05-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Apollo Theatre, 29  Shaftesbury Avenue      W1D 7EZ
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Poetry & Readings
PRICING  £50-£130, Premium Seats £200
DATES  3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th May 2017
VENUE  Apollo Theatre 
Alvis Hermanis directs former ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov in a one-man show reciting, in Russian, selections from the poetry of Joseph Brodsky, who was a friend of Mr. Baryshnikov. "The emphasis is very much on language" said The New York Times review, "Dance lovers should know that there's nothing really resembling choreography involved in the... More about this event
 
 

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