Important Info: Ticket purchases will be limited to a maxium of six tickets per person across all performances. Tickets will be dispatched 2 weeks prior to the performance Audio described performance - Thursday 15 December 2015 7.30pm Captioned performance - Thursday 10 December 2015 7.30pm
This staging of Terence Rattigan’s Harlequinade has a fitting place in the season of shows from The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company. The show deals with the backstage antics of a company presenting two Shakespearean classics, both of which are also appearing as part of the season at the Garrick Theatre.
So this is set to be an important production and with Branagh himself taking to the stage in the lead role it is not one to miss.
In Harlquinade we meet the participants of a theatre company who are in preparations for the latest appearances of The Winter’s Tale and Romeo & Juliet on the stage. But whilst these are two of the most famous dramas from the pen of William Shakespeare it soon becomes apparent that the real drama lies behind the scenes as a husband and wife acting duo, Arthur and Edna, face some uncomfortable secrets from the past. With complex threads being uncovered, Romeo & Juliet could be in jeopardy.
The show was first seen by London theatre audiences back in the late 1940s when it was staged alongside with another Rattigan play at the Phoenix Theatre in 1948. It contains only a single act but stands up alongside the other works from the famous writer.
The late playwright has been behind a wealth of plays that have entertained West End audiences for generations. From Cause Celebre at the end of his career to early hits like The Winslow Boy, The Browning Version, Flare Path and After The Dance, his reputation continues to shine as new generations of theatregoers discover his work.
And on this occasion is will be the turn of Kenneth Branagh and co-director Rob Ashford to bring his work to this generation. The former is an enormously respected performer and director whose work has spanned the stage and screen. Well known for acting in and directing Shakespearean classics like Hamlet, Branagh has also made his name with films like the Marvel superhero property Thor.
Harlquinade, as part of one of the year’s most anticipated seasons in the West End, appears in repertoire with The Winter’s Tale at the Garrick Theatre.from Saturday 24th October 2015.
|Booking From:||Monday, 23rd November 2015|
|Booking Until:||Wednesday, 13th January 2016|
|Important Info:||Ticket purchases will be limited to a maxium of six tickets per person across all performances. Tickets will be dispatched 2 weeks prior to the performance Audio described performance - Thursday 15 December 2015 7.30pm Captioned performance - Thursday 10 December 2015 7.30pm|
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