The Entertainer’, a brilliantly performed play paralleling the breakdown of the British Empire and the decline of music hall, which concludes Kenneth Branagh’s season at the Garrick.
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Following John Hurt’s withdrawal from the upcoming production of The Entertainer following medical advice, it has been announced that Gawn Grainger will now play Billy Rice. Gawn Grainger began his career as the Boy Prince in Ivor Novello’s King’s Rhapsody at the Prince’s Theatre when he was twelve years old. Recent stage credits include The […]
BritishTheatre.com are pleased to bring you this first look at Kenneth Branagh in The Entertainer. Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborneʼs modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an examination of public masks and private torment. John Hurt will return to the London stage for the first […]
Kenneth Branagh puts in a surprising masterclass in physical comedy as Ralph, getting big laughs despite spending most of the play unable to speak. He is, as expected, excellent at playing the silky smooth secret agent but his movement and timing is also exceptional and he deploys razor sharp comic timing.
Kenneth Branagh, Rob Brydon, Claudie Blakley, Marcus Fraser, Mark Hadfield and Alex Macqueen make up the cast of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s new comedy The Painkiller. Directed and adapted by Sean Foley, The Painkiller will be the fifth production in the Plays at the Garrick season and will play from 5 March until 30 […]
Having sold out it’s entire run at the Garrick Theatre, the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company‘s production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale topped the UK Box Office Charts this week when it grossed £1.1 million at screenings around the country. The Winter’s Tale was screened to 520 cinemas across the UK and 1300 cinemas worldwide. Encore […]
The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company has released this first look image from their production of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet reunites Richard Madden and Lily James, the stars of Branagh’s celebrated film Cinderella. Kenneth Branagh will directShakespeare’s tale of forbidden love which will be performed at the Garrick Theatre from 12 […]
The revival of Harlequinade, directed by Branagh and Ashford, now playing at the Garrick Theatre (in a 100 minute experience that includes All On Her Own and no intervals) is something of a revelation. Mostly, Harlequinade is seen in conjunction with The Browning Version, one of Rattigan’s masterpieces, usually as a curtain raiser. To my […]