A strong cast, including Tom Bateman, Jessie Buckley, Jack Colgrave Hirst, Hadley Fraser, Michael Pennington and Zoe Rainey, will join Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s productions of The Winter’s Tale and Harlequinade at the Garrick Theatre this autumn. The two productions will play in repertory from 17 October, 2015 until 16 January, 2016.
“This is a formidable group of actors,” says Kenneth. “They combine fantastic experience in Shakespeare and comedy with a youthful energy and brilliance that I’m excited to welcome to our season.”
Tom Bateman will play Florizel and Jack Wakefield in The Winter’s Tale, Jessie Buckley will play Perdita and Muriel Palmer, Jack Colgrave Hirst will play the Clown and Tom Palmer, Hadley Fraser will play Polixenes and First Halberdier, Michael Pennington will play Anitgonus, and Zoe Rainey will play Emilia. As previously announced, Kenneth will play Leontes and Arthur Gosport and Judi Dench will play Paulina in the play.
The Winter’s Tale, Harlequinade, The Painkiller, Romeo and Juliet and The Entertainer make up the inaugural season of work for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company. The company presents Plays at the Garrick, a series that brings together an exciting group of actors led by Rob Brydon, Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Lily James and Richard Madden.
For group booking information, call the box office on 0844 482 9673 or visit www.branaghtheatre.com