Kenneth Branagh stars in HARLEQUINADE by Terence Rattigan, as part of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season at London's Garrick Theatre.
In this rarely seen comic gem, a classical theatre company attempts to produce The Winter's Tale and Romeo and Juliet, while the intrigues and dalliances of the company members are accidentally revealed with increasingly chaotic and hysterical consequences.
The behind-the-scenes world takes centre stage in Terence Rattigan's affectionate celebration of the lunatic art of putting on a play.
Kenneth Branagh will perform and co-direct with artistic associate Rob Ashford.
The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company promises a year of unmissable theatre, with an exceptional series of plays that bring together acclaimed actor-director Kenneth Branagh and a remarkable group of actors.
In addition to playing Dame Maud in Harlequinade, Zoë Wanamaker, will also perform Terence Rattigan's dramatic monologue All On Her Own prior to Harlequinade each night. All On Her Own has never before played in the West End. In this brief but powerfully atmospheric play, which will be performed every evening prior to Harlequinade, a woman with a secret, alone at midnight in London has a burden to share that is at times both heart-breaking and sinister. This never-before-seen double bill celebrates the contrast in Rattigan's astonishing range.