First production images have been released from Ivo Van Hove’s new adaptation of All About Eve starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James at London’s Noel Coward Theatre. Enjoy Jan Versweyveld’s first look production images from All About Eve which is now in previews at the Noel Coward Theatre. This new production sees Emmy Award-winner Gillian Anderson as she returns to the stage alongside Lily James in the titular role. BAFTA Award-winner Monica Dolan will play Karen alongside Ian Drysdale as Max Fabian, Tsion Habte as Phoebe, Jessie Mei Li as Claudia Casswell, Julian Ovenden as Bill, Sheila Reid as Birdie, Rhashan Stoneas Lloyd, Stanley Townsend as Addison DeWitt and Pianist Philip Voyzey. Merric Boyd, Fejiro Emasiobi, Charles Hagerty, Chanelle Modi, Stuart Nunn, Phillipa Peak, Grace Stone and Michael Warburton complete the Ensemble. Ivo van Hove’s direction is accompanied by set and lighting design from JanVersweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys … Read more
The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company has revealed the full cast for Romeo and Juliet, the fifth production in the inaugural Plays at the Garrick season. Joining Lily James as Juliet, Richard Madden as Romeo and Derek Jacobi as Mercutio is Meera Syal as the Nurse. Meera Syal said: “I’m so looking forward to joining such an exciting and prestigious company, and to be performing Shakespeare with them in this, his 400th anniversary year.” Lily James is an actress of stage and screen who came to international prominence in Downton Abbey as Lady Rose and who has recently won acclaim for her role in Kenneth Branagh’s 2015 production of Cinderella in which she played the title character. Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford will direct Shakespeareʼs heartbreaking tale of forbidden love. Derek Jacobi’s stage credits include Heartbreak House, King Lear, two productions of Twelfth … Read more
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 May to 13 August 2016. The Plays At The Garrick Season is now underway with The Winter’s Tale and All On Her Own /Harlequinade playing to packed houses. Hotel breaks tickets are still available for The Winter’s Tale and individual tickets are still on sale for Harlequinade. Book tickets for Romeo and Juliet For further information on the Kenneth Branagh Plays at the Garrick Season visit our information page.
Kenneth Branagh is back in the West End with a series of plays being presented at the Garrick Theatre under the banner of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company. Commencing in October 2015 and running for a year this venture will be under the direction of central creative team which includes central artistic associates Rob Ashford, Christopher Oram and Director/ Adaptor Sean Foley. An ensemble of exception artists including Ron Brydon, Judi Dench, Lily James and Richard Madden are already confirmed with further casting to be announced. THE WINTERʼS TALE By William Shakespeare 17 October 2015 – 16 January 2016 READ OUR 6 STAR REVIEW 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. ALL ON HER OWN / HARLEQUINADE … Read more