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Kenneth Branagh unveils year-long Garrick season

Judi Dench joins Winter's Tale. Branagh's Plays at the Garrick season will also feature The Painkiller with Rob Brydon and Romeo and Juliet with Lily James and Richard Madden

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Kenneth Branagh will direct and star in a year-long season of plays at the Garrick Theatre, 

The season will begin in October with The Winter's Tale co-starring Judi Dench. The season will also feature Harlequinade, The Painkiller (with Rob Brydon), Romeo and Juliet (starring Richard Madden and Lily James) and The Entertainer (with Branagh as Archie Rice).

 

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The Winter's Tale, which runs from 7 November 2015 (previews from 17 October) to 16 January. Branagh will play Leontes with Dench as Paulina.

 

Harlequinade runs from 24 October-13 January, a one-act comedy about a company attempting to stage Romeo and Juliet whilst dealing with their increasingly chaotic personal circumstances.

 

The Painkiller, which run from 17 March to 30 April 2016 (previews from 5 March), a revival of the production starring Branagh and Rob Brydon.

 

Romeo and Juliet which runs from 12 May to 13 August 2016, starring, Richard Madden and Lily James.

 

The Entertainer which runs from20 August-12 November 2016, starring Branagh as Archie Rice.

 

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The Winter's Tale

With Judi Dench & Kenneth Branagh

17 October 2015 – 16 January 2016

By William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s 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.

 

 

Harlequinade

With Kenneth Branagh

24 October 2015 – 13 January 2016

By Terence Rattigan

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.

Kenneth Branagh will perform and co-direct with Rob Ashford.

 

 

The Painkiller

With Kenneth Branagh & Rob Brydon

5 March 2016 – 30 April 2016

By Francis Veber, adapted by Sean Foley

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 Veber’s 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

With Richard Madden & Lily James

12 May 2016 – 13 August 2016

By William Shakespeare

Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh directs Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) and Lily James (Downton Abbey) who play the leads in Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of forbidden love.

 

 

The Entertainer

With Kenneth Branagh

20 August 2016 – 12 November 2016

By John Osborne

Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborne’s 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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