The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company promises a year of unmissable theatre, Plays at the Garrick
Working in collaboration with artistic associates, director Rob Ashford and designer Christopher Oram, the acclaimed actor-director Kenneth Branagh presents an exceptional series of five plays that bring together a remarkable group of actors, led by Rob Brydon, Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Lily James and Freddie Fox.
ROMEO AND JULIET
By William Shakespeare
12 May 2016 - 13 August 2016
Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh directs Freddie Fox and Lily James who play the leads in Shakespeare's heartbreaking tale of forbidden love. They are joined by Derek Jacobi who will play Mercutio.
OTHER SHOWS IN THE PLAYS IN THE GARRICK SEASON
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.
*Richard Madden injured his ankle whilst running and has been receiving physiotherapy since, but will not be returning to the company of Romeo and Juliet before the production completes its run on 13 August. Freddie Fox has replaced him in the role of Romeo.