Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespeare beamed live into Australian cinemas
The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live will be broadcast into Australian cinemas from London's Garrick Theatre in January.
The season begins with The Winter’s Tale. Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan.
The Winter's Tale tells the story of King Leontes, who appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and trusted friends.
But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences
The Winter’s Tale stars Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman (Florizel), Jessie Buckley (Perdita), Hadley Fraser (Polixenes), Miranda Raison (Hermione), Adam Garcia (Lord Amadis) and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.
Screenings begin nationally on January 30.