The first image of Lily James and Richard Madden in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's production of Romeo and Juliet has been released (see right, click to enlarge).
In other news, the date of the next Branagh Theatre Live cinema broadcast has been confirmed. Romeo and Juliet will be broadcast to cinemas on Thursday 7th July 2016. Click here for details of participating cinemas.
Reuniting the stars of his recent live action film of Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh will direct Madden and James in Shakespeareʼs heartbreaking tale of forbidden love, with Derek Jacobi as Mercutio.
Romeo and Juliet opens at the Garrick Theatre on 25th May 2016 (previews from 12th May) and runs until 13th August 2016.
The Winter’s Tale, which is now sold out at the Garrick, will be screened in more than 1,300 cinemas worldwide, including over 500 in the UK this evening at 19:00 (26th November). Additional encore screenings will be held throughout December and January.
The cinema broadcasts of The Winter’s Tale and Romeo and Juliet will be directed by Benjamin Caron, who has also recently collaborated with Branagh on the forthcoming series of Wallander, due to be broadcast on the BBC in 2016. John Osborne’s The Entertainer, which will be the final production in the Plays at the Garrick season, will also be broadcast to cinemas in 2016.
The Winter’s Tale, Harlequinade / All On Her Own, Red Velvet, The Painkiller, Romeo and Juliet and The Entertainer make up the inaugural Plays at the Garrick season for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company.
Photo Credit: Johan Persson