Mark Rylance as Olivia, reprising the role he first played at the Globe in 2002, is the main draw of this all-male production. Although it's hard to choose a stand-out attraction in a cast which also includes Stephen Fry as Malvolio (his first stage role since his notorious walk-out on Cell Mates 17 years ago), Roger Lloyd Pack as Andrew Aguecheek, Johnny Flynn as Viola and Samuel Barnett as Sebastian. Tim Carroll directs. And, as soon as the nights draw in, it transfers from the riverside outdoors to the warmer West End.
Shakespeare's Globe, London, 22 September to 14 October (shakespearesglobe.com); then Apollo Theatre, London, 2 November to 3 February 2013 (0844 482 9671)