Farinelli And The King
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  • Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, Jerusalem), ‘one of the greatest stage actors in the world’ (Daily Telegraph), stars in Claire Van Kampen's moving and mesmerising new play Farinelli And The King, directed by John Dove with designs by Jonathan Fensom with musical arrangements by Claire van Kampen.

    Olivier, Tony and BAFTA winner Mark Rylance will reprise his role as King Philippe V of Spain, Sam Crane will once again play the acting role of Farinelli, while opera star Iestyn Davies returns in the singing role, which will be shared with Rupert Enticknap and Owen Willetts. The rest of the cast will also transfer with Matthew Darcy (Jethro) Huss Garbiya (Doctor Jose Cervi), Melody Grove (Isabella Farnese), Colin Hurley (Metastasio) and Edward Peel (De la Cuadra).

    The magical atmosphere of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will be brought to the West End with scenes lit by candlelight and live Baroque music played by six onstage musicians, led by harpsichordist and Musical Director Robert Howarth

    Depressed and plagued by insomnia, King Philippe V of Spain lies awake in his chamber. The Queen, desperate to find a cure, hears of Farinelli - a castrato with a voice so divine it has the power to captivate all who hear it. Even Philippe is astonished when Farinelli sings, and begs him to stay. But will Farinelli, one of the greatest celebrities of his time, choose a life of solitude over fame and fortune in the opera-houses of Europe? And will his extraordinary talent prove to be a curse rather than a blessing?

    Sonia Friedman Productions and Shakespeare's Globe join forces once again (Richard III and Twelfth Night, 2012) to bring this inspiring true story to a transformed Duke of York's Theatre, lit almost exclusively by the glow of candlelight. Featuring many of the arias first sung by Farinelli in the 1730s played by six onstage musicians, led by harpsichordist and Musical Director Robert Howarth.

    At London's Duke Of York's Theatre until 5 December 2015, book your Farinelli And The King tickets today!

    *Please note: This show contains explicit language.


    *PLEASE NOTE: ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases, rucksacks and large bags into the theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

    *Please note: The singing role of ‘Farinelli’ will be shared between Iestyn Davies, Rupert Enticknap and Owen Willetts. Click here for the current performance schedule (which is subject to change).

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    St Martins Lane,
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    WC2N 4BG

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