Tag: Hadley Fraser

AYT Review: The Winter’s Tale

AYT Review: The Winter’s Tale

Originally published on A Younger Theatre


When Kenneth Branagh announced the formation of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company in April 2015, the West End was understandably buzzing with excitement. The last time Branagh had graced the boards in London, he won the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for the title role in Ivanov. Now back with a series of plays in which he combines his gift for acting with an established directing career, the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company includes young and old performers alike and is drawing some of the very best in British talent to the Garrick Theatre for the next year. Kicking off the series with The Winter’s Tale, Branagh has brought one of the West End’s elite, Judi Dench, back to the stage.
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AYT Review: Harlequinade/ All On Her Own

AYT Review: Harlequinade/ All On Her Own

Originally published on A Younger Theatre


Another of the ‘Plays at the Garrick’ series from the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, Harlequinade and All On Her Own are two works that truly showcase the versatility of Terence Rattigan’s writing at two opposing moments in his career. One is a monologue that examines the need to be loved and the pain of that loss, the other a light-hearted dig at the craziness of theatre life; one written at the height of Rattigan’s career, the other with his reputation at its lowest and only a few years before his death. When combined, both are a pleasant contrast that ultimately showcases a successful collaboration with Zoë Wanamaker.
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