NEWS: Lockdown Theatre Announces For One Knight Only

The company in association with Acting for Others have announced For One Knight Only, a special evening of intimate conversation with British acting legends Dame Judi Dench, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Maggie Smith hosted by Sir Kenneth Branagh. This live Q&A will take place through Zoom on Sunday 29th November at 7pm and there will be opportunities for audience members to… Read More

Review Round Up: All is True

Kenneth Branagh’s latest film focuses on the final year’s of  Shakespeare’s life. Here is what critics have had to say about it…  The Independent: **** “Kenneth Branagh and Ben Elton might have played fast and loose with the truth, but they have created something bold and contemporary.” Irish Times: **** “There has never before been an oddity quite like this agreeable film.” Empire Online: *** “this is a contemplative drama, with more talking than conflict… Read More

Review Round Up: Murder on the Orient Express

Kenneth Branagh directs and stars as Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery is brought to the big screen with an all star cast. Here, Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews… Empire: *** “The mystery that Branagh has to solve as director (and leading man) is how to recount a murder story from 1934 in… Read More

NEWS: Kenneth Branagh to Direct Tom Hiddleston in Hamlet

It has been announced that RADA President Kenneth Branagh will direct a new production of Hamlet starring Tom Hiddleston to raise funds for the the transformation of RADA’s Chenies Street site in London.  The limited three week engagement of the production will play at RADA’s Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre and will see Kenneth Branagh’s Olivier Award winning theatre… Read More

Review Round Up: The Entertainer, Garrick Theatre

Kenneth Branagh stars as Archie Rice in Rob Ashford’s production now playing at the Garrick Theatre. What are critics saying about this production of John Osborne’s play? The Guardian: *** Michael Billington thought that: “while Branagh is never less than fascinating to watch and the play makes a fitting climax to his year-long tenure at… Read More

NEWS: Rehearsal Images Released for The Entertainer

New images for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s production of The Entertainer have been released, ahead of its first performance at the Garrick Theatre on the 20th August.  The final production in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s year long season at the Garrick Theatre plays at the theatre from the 20th August until the 12th… Read More

NEWS: Gawn Grainger to Play Billy Rice in The Entertainer

Following the recent news that John Hurt has had to pull out of starring in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production of the Entertainer on medical advice, its been confirmed that Gawn Grainger will play the role of Billy Rice.  The final production in Kenneth Branagh’s season of plays at the Garrick Theatre concludes with… Read More

NEWS: John Hurt Pulls Out of The Entertainer Following Medical Advice

It has been announced today that John Hurt will no longer be appearing in The Entertainer at the Garrick Theatre, following medical advice.  The actor was due to play Billy Rice in Rob Ashford’s production, opposite Kenneth Branagh as Archie Rice, which opens for previews on the 20th August. Talking about his withdrawal from the… Read More

Review Round Up… Romeo & Juliet @Garrick Theatre

Starring Lily James and Richard Madden, this is the latest in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre’s season of work at the Garrick Theatre. But does it wow the critics?  The Telegraph: *** Dominic Cavendish thought that Lili James: “possesses the right, credible mixture of infatuation and impulsiveness and, later on, dread as she sups the friar’s… Read More

First Glimpse…Kenneth Branagh in The Entertainer

The first image of Kenneth Branagh in The Entertainer has been released, in a production that is directed by Rob Ashford and also stars John Hurt.  The final production in the first season of works by the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company at the Garrick Theatre, will run at the venue from the 20th August until… Read More