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Ticket Alert: Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company On Sale, Judi Dench, Rob Brydon

The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company promises a year of unmissable theatre.

Working in collaboration with artistic associates, director Rob Ashford and designer Christopher Oram, the acclaimed actor-director Kenneth Branaghpresents an exceptional series of five plays that bring together a remarkable group of actors, led by Rob Brydon, Judi Dench, Lily James and Richard Madden.

Ticket Alert: Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company On Sale, Judi Dench, Rob Brydon

THE WINTER'S TALE

By William Shakespeare

17 October 2015 - 16 January 2016

Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan. 

Judi Dench will play Paulina, Kenneth Branagh will play Leontes.
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HARLEQUINADE

By Terence Rattigan

24 October 2015 - 13 January 2016

In this rarely seen comic gem, a classical theatre company attempts to produce The Winter's Tale and Romeo and Juliet, while the intrigues and dalliances of the company members are accidently revealed with increasingly chaotic and hysterical consequences.

The behind-the-scenes world takes centre stage in Terence Rattigan's affectionate celebration of the lunatic art of putting on a play. 

Kenneth Branagh will perform and co-direct with Rob Ashford.
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THE PAINKILLER

By Francis Veber

In an adaptation by Sean Foley

5 March 2016 - 30 April 2016
Sean Foley directs his darkly hilarious adaptation of Francis Veber's classic French farce as Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon reprise the roles they played to great acclaim at Belfast's Lyric Theatre in this comic tour-de-force.
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ROMEO AND JULIET

By William Shakespeare

12 May 2016 - 13 August 2016
Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh directs Richard Madden and Lily James who play the leads in Shakespeare's heartbreaking tale of forbidden love.
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THE ENTERTAINER

By John Osborne

20 August 2016 - 12 November 2016

Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborne's modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment.

Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh as the unforgettable Archie Rice.
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