Mark Rylance the star attraction

19 November 2012

There was some TV stardust at Stephen Fry and Mark Rylance’s all male production of Twelfth Night at the Apollo on Friday night. Gary Lineker and his wife Danielle were part of an ecstatic audience that gave a standing ovation to the players in this wildly successful show, which has recently transferred from the Globe to the West End.

For those of you who are surprised to find that the perma-tanned resident of the Match of the Day sofa and his good lady wife take in Shakespeare of an evening, I hear that the Linekers count themselves as massive Mark Rylance fans after seeing him star as Jonny ‘Rooster’ Byron in Jez Butterworth’s hit play Jerusalem. Who says that the theatre is elitist?




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  • Sarah

    Theatre is for anyone who can tolerate it.

  • mikewaller

    I am one of those who believe that Lineker should have been booted off any BBC sports related programmes years ago for his long term “nice little earner” with a crisp company. Not only are crisps precisely the kind of salty-fatty “food” we should be discouraging our young from eating, it also turns out that they are a major cause of dental decay.

  • se1man

    But aren’t the Linekers a part of the elite?

    I also saw Rylance in Jerusalem and at the Globe in/as Richard III in the summer. Guess that makes me elite too.

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