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Zoe Wanamaker in Harlequinade at the Garrick Theatre

Tuesday, 21st Jul 2015  

Star of the Stage and Screen Joining the Kenneth Branagh Season in the West End Alongside a Host Other Talented Performers

As Kenneth Branagh’s anticipated season at the Garrick Theatre draws closer, more names have been announced in relation to one of his highly anticipated productions.

Previously, it had been revealed that Branagh himself would be appearing in the production, as well as directing, with Tom Bateman also taking on a role. However, another name is bound to turn a few heads thanks to her numerous high profile appearances on the stage and screen during her career and that is Zoë Wanamaker.

She will be appearing in a Terence Rattigan play that deals with the behind-the-scenes perils of a theatre company attempting to put on a production of Romeo & Juliet (another play that is appearing as part of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Season at the Garrick). Whilst the Bard’s play is one of the best known dramas in the world, the audience might find more drama in real life as acting duo Arthur and Edna face complex secrets from the past that could jeopardise the whole production.

Zoë Wanamaker has enjoyed a successful career that has made her familiar to those all over the country and will certainly provide a familiar face to those picking up theatre tickets for Harlequinade. In the capital she has previously appeared in Passion Play at the Duke of York’s Theatre in 2013 and All My Sons at the Apollo Theatre in 2010, plus her Laurence Olivier Award-winning appearances in once In A Lifetime Electra in the 1970s and 1990s. To many, however, she is best known for screen work that includes My Family, the Harry Potter series and Doctor Who, to name but a few.

In addition to Harlequinade, it has also been revealed that Wanamaker will read Rattigan’s monologue All On Her Own prior to each performance.

Harlequinade runs at the Garrick Theatre from Saturday 7th November 2014 (previews from Saturday 24th October 2015) to Wednesday 13th January 2016. Others shows appearing as part of the Kenneth Branagh season include The Painkiller and The Entertainer. 

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