Stephen Fry praised for return to West End

Monday November 19, 2012

Intellectual and media personality Stephen Fry has returned to tread the boards in all-male production of Twelfth Night after a 17-year absence from the stage.

Having walked out of a production of Simon Gray's Cell Mates after complications with bipolar disorder, Stephen has returned to the West End to great critical acclaim.

Critics have praised the actor's "intelligent and gentile" performance at the Apollo Theatre in London.

The all-male production initially ran at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, but critics were not invited.

Paul Taylor of The Independent said: "The irony is that Fry's performance - intelligently pondered, generous to the other actors, and almost studiedly not a 'star turn' by a celebrity guest artiste - is exactly the opposite in tendency. It restores balance to a play in which Malvolio's scenes can hog the limelight." The play will run alongside Richard III until February.

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