First Two Productions of Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Open; Casts Include Branagh, Judi Dench, Zoё Wanamaker

News   First Two Productions of Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Open; Casts Include Branagh, Judi Dench, Zoё Wanamaker
 
The opening productions of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's season at the West End's Garrick Theatre officially open with a press day Nov. 7, following previews that began Oct. 17, for Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale and Terrence Rattigan's Harlequinade (preceded nightly by Rattigan's one-woman play All on Her Own, which has never before been seen in the West End). They play in repertory for a run through Jan. 16, 2016.

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Kenneth Branagh Photo by Johann Persson

The company features Branagh himself, Judi Dench and Zoё Wanamaker (the latter of whom performs All on Her Own).

They are joined by veteran Shakespearean Michael Pennington, popular musical actor Hadley Fraser (most recently in City of Angels at the Donmar Warehouse, and whose previous credits include the 25th anniversary concert staging of The Phantom of the Opera as Raoul, and The Pirate Queen on Broadway), John Dagleish (Olivier winner for Sunny Afternoon) and rising star Tom Bateman (who played Shakespeare in the stage premiere of Shakespeare in Love).

Also in the company are Pierre Atri, Jaygann Ayeh, Jessie Buckley, Vera Chok, Jack Colgrave Hirst, Rudi Goodman, Matthew Hawksley, Pip Jordan, Ansu Kabia, Stuart Neal, Zoё Rainey, Miranda Raison, John Shrapnel, Kathryn Wilder and Jimmy Yuill.

In an earlier press statement, Branagh commented, "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."

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 482 9673 or visit www.branaghtheatre.com.

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