The rehearsals for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s season of plays at the Garrick Theatre have now begun it has been announced.
This season of works includes The Winter’s Tale, which will be performed in repertory alongside the Rattigan double-bill featuring Harlequinade and All on Her Own. The run will begin at the theatre from the 17th October until the 16th January 2016.
The Winter’s Tale will be co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, who last collaborated on their production of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhatten. Judi Dench will be starring as Paulina opposite Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.
Meanwhile Zoe Wanamaker will be playing Dame Maud in Harlequinade as well as performing Terrence Rattigan’s monologue All on Her Own – which has never been performed in the West End before. This brief play is a story of a woman with a secret, who is alone in London at midnight wanting to share her burden that is both heart-breaking and shocking.
Meanwhile, Harlequinade is a rarely seen piece in which a classical theatre company attempts to produce The Winter’s Tale and Romeo and Juliet, while the intrigues of the company members are accidently revealed with hilarious consequences. Kenneth Branagh will be starring as Arthur Gosport as well as co-directing the production with Rob Ashford.
Other productions coming up later in the season include The Painkiller, Romeo and Juliet and The Entertainer. For more information about each production visit: http://www.branaghtheatre.com/