Red Velvet

Garrick Theatre
West End

Cast includes Adrian Lester as Ira Aldridge Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1833. Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, has collapsed on stage whilst playing Othello. A young black American actor has been asked to take over the role. But as the public riot in the streets over the abolition of slavery, how will the cast, critics and audience react to the revolution taking place in the theatre? Part of The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Season

Lolita Chakrabarti
Indhu Rubasingha
Red Velvet Schedule
Opening date: 
Saturday, 23 January, 2016
Booking to: 
Saturday, 27 February, 2016
2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square

Our Review

This may be a "filler" to Kenneth Branagh Garrick season — slipped in long after the original year-long season was announced, and without Branagh directly connected to it as actor and/or director, as he is with every other show — but it is very much of a piece with some of the season's other preoccupations, such as asserting the primacy of the... Read more

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