Stephen Fry to return to stage after 17 years for Shakespeare play
Published Feb 15 2012, 20:29 GMT
By Tom Eames
Stephen Fry will star in a stage production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
later this year.
presenter will play Malvolio alongside Mark Rylance
as Olivia in the Shakespeare's Globe production, as part of their 'The Play's the Thing' season.
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The adaptation from Tim Carroll will run from September 22 to October 14.
Fry's appearance will mark his first long-term commitment to theatre since 1995, where he infamously left the production of Cell Mates
opposite Rik Mayall after three days, an event he later blamed on his bipolar disorder.
He has appeared in several one-off stage shows, including the Old Vic's production of Cinderella
in 2007, and his own one-man spoken word shows.
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