Casting has been announced for Kenneth Branagh’s The Painkiller at the Garrick Theatre.

Full casting has been announced for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production of The Painkiller, with Claudie Blakley, Marcus Fraser, Mark Hadfield and Alex Macqueen joining previously announced cast members Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon.

Sean Foley said: “The Painkiller proved to be a very funny evening in the theatre in its first incarnation at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast. I’m delighted to have the chance to further develop this comedy with the remarkable double act of Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon, who, together with the brilliant Mark Hadfield, were a joy to direct in the first production. I know that they are excited as I am to also be welcoming to our cast the extraordinary talents of Claudie Blakley, Marcus Fraser and Alex Macqueen, and we will all be working as hard as possible to bring this darkly hilarious farce to explosive life for London audiences.”

Claudie Blakley’s numerous theatre credits include Rules for Living, The Cherry Orchard and Attempts on Her Life at the National and Chimerica at the Almeida and in the West End.

Mark Hadfield’s theatre credits include Made in Dagenham (Adelphi), Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense (Duke of York’s), Singing in the Rain (Palace) and Uncle Vanya (Vaudeville).

Marcus Fraser recently graduated from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. The Painkiller marks Marcus’ professional debut.

The Painkiller, the fifth production in the Plays at the Garrick season will play from 5 March 2016 until 30 April 2016 at the Garrick Theatre.

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