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Red Velvet

Garrick Theatre, London
Red Velvet
Garrick Theatre, London
Our Review 3 / 5

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

Opening date |
23rd January 2016
Available until |
27th February 2016
Categories |
Lolita Chakrabarti
Indhu Rubasingha

Garrick Theatre Venue Information

Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square

Customer reviews

Our Review of Red Velvet


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 leading actor and offering glimpses of the theatre world from the backstage. Read more

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