Photo credit: Kenneth Branagh (Photo by Ronald Woan on Flickr under CC 2.0)

Kenneth Branagh to direct and star in ‘The Browning Version’ at Riverside Studios

The Terrence Rattigan play will run for three weeks, raising money for RADA.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

UPDATE: The Browning Version at Riverside Studios, starring Kenneth Branagh has been cancelled. In a tweet from Riverside Studios: "We're gutted at the news that the BROWNING VERSION has had to cancel their planned August season. We wish the affected cast members well, and a speedy recovery."

Kenneth Branagh will return to the stage to star in a charity production of Terrence Rattigan's The Browning Version. Branagh will play Andrew Crocker-Harris in the Rattigan drama at Riverside Studios from 5 - 29 August, raising money for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA).

Set at the end of a school term, classics teacher Andrew Crocker-Harris must consider an early retirement after 18 years teaching at one school. There's pain lurking underneath the surface, with Crocker-Harris having to reflect on how his tenure will come to a close.

Kenneth Branagh stars and directs the production, previously bringing the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company to the West End with The Entertainer, Romeo and Juliet and Red Velvet. Lolita Chakrabati will also star, alongside Victor Alli, Kemi Awoderu, Sarah Eve, Joseph Kloska and Wendy Kweh. It has design by Frankie Bradshaw, lighting design by Paul Pyant and sound design by Emma Laxton.

The Browning Version was last in London in 2012, as part of a double bill with South Downs by David Hare at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

The Browning Version is at Riverside Studios from 5 - 29 August.

Photo credit: Kenneth Branagh (Photo by Ronald Woan on Flickr under CC 2.0)


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