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

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Rehearsal Images Released for Romeo and Juliet

Rehearsal images for Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh’s production of Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick have been released today ahead of the production opening for previews on the 12th May.  This production of William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy will run at the Garrick Theatre as part of the Keneth Branagh Theatre Company’s first season of… Read More

Full Cast Announced for Romeo & Juliet at the Garrick Theatre

The full cast has been announced for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s production of Romeo and Juliet  at the Garrick Theatre from May.  The fifth production in the Plays at the Garrick season, which will also star Derek Jacobi, will run at the theatre from the 12th May to the 13th August. Joining the previously announced… Read More

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: Film Review Roundup

Based on the revamp of Jane Austen’s novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, have critics found this film adaptation necessary for audiences?  Variety: Andrew Barker described it as: “a moderately entertaining film, not deficient in old-fashioned costume drama when it pleases, nor in the power of being clever where it chooses, but awkward and unsatisfying.” Hit Fix.com:… Read More

First Glimpse of Lily James & Richard Madden in Romeo and Juliet

The first image of Lily James and Richard Madden in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s production of Romeo & Juliet  has been released today. This new glimpse of the stars of Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella in the production comes as it is confirmed that the date of the next Branagh Theatre Live cinema broadcast will be Romeo… Read More

First Impressions of… Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

If Jane Austen had heard of what Seth Graeme-Smith had done to her beloved classic Pride and Prejudice it is difficult know whether she would have approved or not, but one thing is certain a Catherine Morland (from Austen’s Northanger Abbey) would most certainly have enjoyed the book. Now this said book is coming to… Read More

DVD Review: Cinderella

Once upon a time, the director and actor Kenneth Branagh decided to remake the classic fairytale Cinderella for modern audiences… This stylish and sophisticated film is so much more than the basic tale of a downtrodden girl who meets a handsome prince and marries him. What Branagh and Chris Weitz have done with this live… Read More