Monday, February 29 at 6:00 pm
Judi Dench and Kenneth Branagh star in Shakespeare’s great tragicomedy, recorded live at the Garrick Theatre in London. The play is directed by Rob Ashford.
King Leontes of Sicily (Kenneth Branagh) appears to have it all: wealth, power and a loving, heavily pregnant wife, Queen Hermione (Miranda Raison). But when he suspects her of having an affair with his friend the King of Bohemia, he sets in motion a terrible train of events. In the wake of their triumphant staging of Macbeth, Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford reunited to co-direct this bold reimagining of the Bard’s tragicomedy of obsession and redemption. Having famously doubled the roles of Hermione and Perdita for Trevor Nunn, the great Judi Dench returned to The Winter’s Tale as noblewoman Paulina. This was the first in a series of exceptional plays from the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company at cinemas under the Branagh Theatre Live banner over the next year. The recorded broadcast was directed by Benjamin Caron, who previously collaborated with Branagh on Wallander.