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 broadcasts will be held across the UK during the Christmas period. The screening of the production beat The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 to claim the top spot. The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, which opened to critical acclaim at London’s Garrick Theatre on 7 November, is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh. Judi Dench plays Paulina opposite Kenneth Branagh as Leontes. Kenneth Branagh said: “To be able to celebrate our production of The Winter’s Tale with cinema audiences is a true privilege. I would … Read more
Dench’s verse speaking is unrivalled. She picks each word and gives it full, accurate weight, landing the sense, purpose and exact emotion of every glittering phrase. She is wily, wise and wonderful. Her pained berating of Leontes when she tells him Hermione is dead is one of the greatest moments in theatre I have ever witnessed. So powerful, it knocks the breath from your body.
Some last minute tickets have just been released for Judi Dench in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Shakespeareʼs timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is re-imagined 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. These tickets will not last long and are available throughout the season which starts on October 17, 2015 at the Garrick Theatre. DON’T MISS OUT – BOOK NOW!
With the imminent arrival of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company in the West End, we are thrilled to bring you what we consider to be one of the sexiest theatre company season trailers ever! This amazing short trailer is primarily aimed at the cinema going audience for the live broadcasts of the plays in the innaugural season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company but it’s got us excited. First up is Judi Dench in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. This production is practically now SOLD OUT. There are some tickets still available as part of theatre breaks though. Rehearsals are also well underway for Harlequinade and On Her Own which will feature the wonderful Zoe Wannamaker in this unique Rattigan double bill. For up to date ticketing links please keep an eye on our Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company page. We will ensure that links to suppliers with good seats remains updated. … Read more
Tom Bateman, Jimmy Yuill, Kathryn Wilder, Jessie Buckley, John Shrapnel, Miranda Raison, Jack Colgrave Hirst, Hadley Fraser, and Michael Pennington will join the casts of The Winter’s Tale and Harlequinade being presented by the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company. The tow productions will play in repertory from 17 October 2015 to 16 January 2016. Kenneth Branagh said: “This is a formidable group of actors – they combine fantastic experience in Shakespeare and comedy, with a youthful energy and brilliance that I’m excited to welcome to our season.” Tom Bateman will play Florizel and Jack Wakefield, Jessie Buckley will play Perdita and Muriel Palmer, Jack Colgrave Hirst will play the Clown and Tom Palmer, Hadley Fraser will play Polixenes and First Halberdier, Michael Pennington will play Anitgonus, Zoe Rainey will play Emilia, Miranda Raison will play Hermione and Edna Selby, John Shrapnel will play Camillo and George Chudleigh, Kathryn Wilder will play … Read more