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CASTING NEWS: Zoë Wanamaker and John Dagleish To Appear In Harlequinade

By Tom Stratford

Zoë Wanamaker Joins The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Production Of HarlequinadeJohn Dagleish To Appear In Harlequinade And As Autolycus In The Winter’s Tale.

CASTING NEWS: Zoë Wanamaker and John Dagleish To Appear In Harlequinade

Fiery Angel presents

Zoë Wanamaker Will Perform Rattigan’s One-Woman Play, All On Her
, Prior To Harlequinade Each Night, As Part Of A Never-Before-Seen
Double Bill

Oscar Nominated Composer Patrick Doyle Will Write Scores For Both The Winter’s Tale And Harlequinade / All On Her Own

Harlequinade / All On Her Own Will Play In Repertory With The Winter’s Tale From 17 October Until 16 January 2016

Further casting for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s Plays at the Garrick season
has been announced. John Dagleish and Zoë Wanamaker are to appear in Harlequinade,
with John also joining the company of The Winter’s Tale. The two productions will play in
repertory at the Garrick theatre from 17 October 2015 until 16 January 2016.
In addition to playing Dame Maud in Harlequinade, Zoë Wanamaker, one of the best actors
of our generation, will also perform Terence Rattigan’s dramatic monologue All On Her
Own, which has never before played in the West End. In this brief but powerfully
atmospheric play, which will be performed every evening prior to Harlequinade, a woman
with a secret, alone at midnight in London has a burden to share that is at times both
heart-breaking and sinister. This never-before-seen double bill celebrates the contrast in
Rattigan’s astonishing range. Zoё Wanamaker will not appear in The Winter’s Tale.
John Dagleish, who won an Olivier Award this year for his portrayal of Ray Davies in the
acclaimed Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon, will appear in Harlequinade and The Winter’s
Tale. John joins other cast members Pierre Atri, Jaygann Ayeh, Tom Bateman, Kenneth
Branagh, Jessie Buckley, Vera Chok, Jack Colgrave Hirst, Judi Dench, Hadley Fraser, Rudi
Goodman, Matthew Hawksley, Pip Jordan, Ansu Kabia, Stuart Neal, Michael Pennington,
Zoё Rainey, Miranda Raison, John Shrapnel, Kathryn Wilder and Jimmy Yuill.

Kenneth Branagh said: “Zoë Wanamaker is a brilliant comedienne and a great tragic
actress too. In joining us for the Rattigan comedy we seized on the opportunity to let her
show us the dramatic side of a playwright also known as ‘the English Chekhov’. The rarely 
seen All On Her Own provides a fabulous woman’s role, and makes for an intriguingly
balanced double bill. John Dagleish's brilliant musicality was sensational in Sunny
Afternoon. I'm very excited to hear what he and our superb composer Patrick Doyle, bring
to the music of Shakespeare's great con man, Autolycus, in The Winter’s Tale.”
Patrick Doyle is a Scottish composer. Working together most recently on the 2015 feature
film of Cinderella, Doyle is a long-time collaborator of Kenneth Branagh, known for his
work composing for films such as Henry V, Sense and Sensibility, Hamlet, and Gosford
Park, as well as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Eragon, Rise of the Planet of the
Apes and Thor. Doyle has been nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe
Awards, and is the recipient of the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for "outstanding
achievements and contributions to the world of film and television music".

Kenneth Branagh said: “I’ve been working with Patrick Doyle for nearly 30 years since our
first theatrical collaboration on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. His instinct for music in the
theatre remains as sharp as his ear for his award winning movie scores. His interplay with
both mediums brings melodic power, a sure sense of drama, and exciting musical invention
to the Garrick season.”

Zoë Wanamaker, CBE, was most recently seen on the London stage in Stevie at the
Hampstead Theatre. The recipient of two Olivier Awards for Best Actress, Zoë has
previously starred in the National Theatre productions of The Cherry Orchard, Much Ado About Nothing and The Rose Tattoo, and in the West End, Passion Play
and All My Sons. Zoë received Tony Award nominations for her performances in
Piaf, Loot, Electra, and Awake and Sing on Broadway. Television credits include My
Family, Poirot, Doctor Who, and Mr. Selfridge, as well as film roles in Harry Potter, My
Week with Marilyn and Wilde.

John Dagleish, recently won an Olivier Award for his performance as Ray Davies in the hit
musical Sunny Afternoon, currently playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre. He was last on
stage in Out of Joint’s The Mother. Film appearances include The Monuments Men, Snow
in Paradise and Age of Heroes. Notable television credits include: Truckers, Lark Rise to
Candleford, Beaver Falls, Starlings and Henry V, The Hollow Crown.

The Winter’s Tale, Harlequinade, All On Her Own, The Painkiller, Romeo and Juliet
and The Entertainer make up the inaugural season of work for the Kenneth Branagh
Theatre Company.


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