Plays At The Garrick Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company; A Year Of Unmissable Theatre
Friday 17 April 2015
Fiery Angel presents
PLAYS AT THE GARRICK KENNETH BRANAGH THEATRE COMPANY; A YEAR OF UNMISSABLE THEATRE
THE WINTER’S TALE, HARLEQUINADE, THE PAINKILLER, ROMEO AND JULIET AND THE ENTERTAINER MAKE UP THE INAUGURAL SEASON OF WORK FOR THE KENNETH BRANAGH THEATRE COMPANY
THE COMPANY WILL BE RESIDENT AT THE GARRICK THEATRE FOR A YEAR FROM OCTOBER 2015
THE CENTRAL CREATIVE TEAM INCLUDES ARTISTIC ASSOCIATES ROB ASHFORD AND CHRISTOPHER ORAM, AND DIRECTOR/ADAPTOR SEAN FOLEY
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE CREATIVE TEAM WILL INCLUDE NEIL AUSTIN, CHRIS SHUTT, LUCY BEVAN AND PATRICK DOYLE
WITH ROB BRYDON, JUDI DENCH, LILY JAMES AND RICHARD MADDEN ALREADY CONFIRMED, THE COMPANY WILL ASSEMBLE A GROUP OF EXCEPTIONAL ARTISTS
BOX OFFICE IS OPEN
The Box Office opens today for the inaugural season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company. The Company presents Plays at the Garrick, a series of plays that bring together an exciting group of actors, led by Rob Brydon, Judi Dench, Lily James and Richard Madden. Performances begin on 17 October 2015.
THE WINTERʼS TALE
By William Shakespeare
17 October 2015 – 16 January 2016
Press performance: 7 November 2pm
Shakespeareʼs 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.
by Terence Rattigan
24 October 2015 – 13 January 2016
Press performance: 7 November 7.30pm
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 Rattiganʼs affectionate celebration of the lunatic art of putting on a play. Kenneth Branagh will perform and co-direct with Rob Ashford.
by Francis Veber
In an adaptation by Sean Foley
5 March 2016 – 30 April 2016
Press performance: 17 March 7pm
Two men. Two lonely hotel rooms. An adjoining door…
One of them is a killer… one of them wants to die… What could possibly go wrong?
Sean Foley directs his darkly hilarious adaptation of Francis Veberʼs 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.
ROMEO AND JULIET
By William Shakespeare
12 May 2016 – 13 August 2016
Press performance: 25 May 7pm
Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh directs Richard Madden and Lily James who play the leads in Shakespeareʼs heartbreaking tale of forbidden love.
By John Osborne
20 August 2016 – 12 November 2016
Press performance: 30 August 7pm
Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborneʼs 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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