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INTERVIEW: Conrad Nelson talks Much Ado About Nothing, his special relationship with Northern Broadsides and mixing with Hollywood A-Listers

Actor, musician and director, Conrad Nelson has been associated with Halifax based theatre company, Northern Broadsides for over 20 years. The Company, founded by acting legend and professional northerner, Barrie Rutter, is a unique theatre company with a truly authentic northern voice. Its work is characterised by a high degree of theatrical inventiveness and robust performances from Northern actors who ...

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The Entertainer – The Garrick Theatre, London

Writer: John Osborne Director: Rob Ashford Reviewer: Stephen Bates In his distinguished career, Kenneth Branagh has not strayed for too long from paths trodden by Laurence Olivier before him, perhaps making it inevitable that he would get round one dayto Olivier's most famous contemporary theatre role, Archie Rice in John Osborne'sThe Entertainer. The play first appeared at London's Royal Court ...

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Romeo & Juliet – Garrick Theatre, London

Writer:William Shakespeare Directors: Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford Reviewer: Niall Harman Harlequinade, a previous production in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s ‘Plays at the Garrick’ season saw two over-the-hill actors attempt to play Romeo and Juliet, with bizarre wigs and hilarious consequences. Once again, the actors in this revival are too old for the parts, something that befalls almost every ...

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The Painkiller – Garrick Theatre, London

The Painkiller At The Garrick Theatre

Writer: Francis Veber Adaptor and Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Dan English   Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon provide a comedy masterclass as Branagh's Theatre Company opens their new offering, The Painkiller, at London's Garrick Theatre. Directed by Sean Foley, this adaptation of Francis Veber's Le Contrat sees Branagh and Brydon star as neighbours in the boutique hotel 'Maison de Lit'. ...

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Harlequinade/All On Her Own – Garrick Theatre, London

  Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Kenneth Branagh Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   It’s been eight years since Kenneth Branagh was last in the West End so the decision to form a theatre company and take up a prolonged residency at the Garrick has caused a great deal of excitement. Having been away too long, Branagh is clearly intending to make up ...

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The Winter’s Tale – Garrick Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The nights are drawing in, there’s a chill in the air and thoughts are already turning to Christmas. In theatre terms this can only mean one thing, it’s time to shuffle our Shakespeare plays by packing away the flighty summer plots of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much ...

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Macbeth – Manchester International Festival

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Rob Ashford &Kenneth Branagh Reviewer: Matthew Nichols [Rating:5] Why stage Macbeth again? Why stage it now? Surely there has to be justification, a reason, or a need to put a distinctive slant on it. It’s not like there’s a dearth of interpretations on stage (Eve Best’s production of The Scottish Play also opened at the Globe ...

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