The first image of Kenneth Branagh in John Osborne’s The Entertainer has been released.
Branagh will play Archie Rice alongside John Hurt who returns to the London stage for the first time in a decade as patriarch Billy Rice. The cast also includes Downton Abbey’s Sophie McShera and Australian actress Greta Scaachi.
Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborneʼs modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an examination of public masks and private torment.
Directed by Rob Ashford, The Entertainer will be the final play in Kenneth Branagh’s Season of Play’s at the Garrick Theatre.
The Entertainer will run from from 20 August 2016 until 12 November 2016 at the Garrick Theatre.
In partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment, The Entertainer will be screened live at 19:00 on Thursday 27 October 2016 at participating cinemas.