"MARK RYLANCE IS ONE OF THE GREAT ACTORS OF OUR AGE!" Time Out London
“A PROFOUNDLY FUNNY
AND HAUNTING MEDITATION ON
THE POWER OF MUSIC.”
INDEPENDENT
MARK RYLANCE
in the Shakespeare’s Globe
production of
FARINELLI

AND
THE KING
A New Play by Claire van Kampen Directed by John Dove
BROADWAY PREVIEWS BEGIN DECEMBER 5✦︎
16 WEEKS ONLY

WHEN A MONARCH FALLS INTO MADNESS, THE ONLY CURE IS MUSIC.

Following his acclaimed performance in the hit film Dunkirk, Oscar® and three-time Tony® winner MARK RYLANCE returns to the stage in FARINELLI AND THE KING. This captivating new play arrives on Broadway after sold-out runs at Shakespeare’s Globe and on London’s West End.

Written by Claire van Kampen, directed by John Dove and designed by Jonathan Fensom, it tells the true story of Philippe V (Rylance), a Spanish monarch on the brink of madness. He finds unexpected solace in the voice of world-renowned castrato Farinelli, sung by countertenor Iestyn Davies*.

Like Broadway’s Twelfth Night and Richard III, this contemporary work is presented in the signature style of Shakespeare’s Globe — traditional baroque instruments are played live in a gallery above the stage; the audience enjoys intimate seating with several rows onstage; and the story is told by candlelight, creating an enchanting theatergoing experience.

*Iestyn Davies will appear in select performances. CLICK HERE for schedule.

“MARK RYLANCE, ONE OF THE GREATEST ACTORS IN THE WORLD, RETURNS TRIUMPHANTLY TO THE STAGE IN THIS SUMPTUOUS PRODUCTION.”
THE TELEGRAPH
“A FASCINATING STUDY OF THE HEALING IMPACT OF MUSIC.”
THE GUARDIAN
“BEAUTIFULLY REALIZED. AN EVENING OF REAL ENCHANTMENT.”
DAILY EXPRESS
“LONG LIVE MARK RYLANCE!”
THE TIMES OF LONDON
“A PITCH-PERFECT PRODUCTION – PROFOUNDLY FUNNY AND HAUNTING.”
INDEPENDENT