As previously reported by the Daily Mail, Roger Rees is bringing his one-man show What You Will about Shakespeare to the West End's Apollo on Shaftesbury Avenue tonight, September 18 to October 6.
"I thought: how can I make it different?" Rees told the Mail's Baz Bamigboye. "So I've made it hilarious…It's an irreverent evening that takes the fear out of Shakespeare."
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Not only will Rees play the ukulele in the show, but he will also play Richard II and the Nurse from Romeo and Juliet.
Rees co-directed the Tony Award-winning Broadway show Peter and the Starcatcher alongside Alex Timbers. He most recently appeared on Broadway in The Addams Family, as well as Uncle Vanya, The Rehearsal, Indescretions, The Red Shoes, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (for which he won a Tony Award) and London Assurance. Off-Broadway, Rees has taken the stage in Trumbo: REd White and Blacklisted, A Man of No Importance, The Uneasy Chair, The End of the Day, and more. In addition to Starcatcher, Rees' directing credits include Williamstown Theatre Festival's Anything Goes and Off-Broadway's Treemonisha, Here Lies Jenny, Arms and the Man and Mud, River, Stone.
On television, Rees is known for playing Robin Colcord on Cheers and Lord John Marbury on The West Wing. His film credits include Happy Tears, Falling for Grace, The Invasion, The Prestige, The Pink Panther, Return to Never Land, The Scorpion King, Frida, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Robin Hood: Men in Tights and many more.
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