Friday, 17 April 2015

Details confirmed for Kenneth Branagh's 'Plays at the Garrick' season

Tickets are now on sale 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 17th October 2015.

By William Shakespeare
17th October 2015 – 16th January 2016

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

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

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.

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 Shakespeareʼs heartbreaking tale of forbidden love.

UPDATE: According to the Daily Mail, Derek Jacobi has joined the cast as Mercutio.

By John Osborne
20 August 2016 – 12 November 2016

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.

Photo Credit: Johan Persson

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