The Painkiller, part of the Branagh Theatre Company season playing at the Garrick Theatre

The Painkiller

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Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon reprise their roles in a new production of Francis Veber’s classic French farce as part of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s season at the Garrick Theatre. Read More >

Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon reprise their roles in a new production of Francis Veber’s classic French farce as part of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s season at the Garrick Theatre.

Adapted and directed by Sean Foley, The Painkiller tells the story of two men, two lonely hotel rooms and an adjoining door. One of them is a killer, one of them wants to die. What could possibly go wrong?

Acclaimed actor, director and producer Branagh reunites with Brydon, best known for his screen roles in comedy series including Gavin And Stacey, following their acclaimed performances in this comic tour-de-force at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre in 2011.

Foley’s latest dark and hilarious adaptation has been updated for the show’s West End run.

The Painkiller plays as part of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s 12-month season, which also includes The Winter’s Tale, Harlequinade / All On Her Own, Red Velvet, Romeo And Juliet and The Entertainer. Read more about it here.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 05/03/2016

Opening Night: 17/03/2016

Closing Night: 30/04/2016

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Kenneth Branagh, Rob Brydon, Mark Hadfield, Claudie Blakley, Marcus Fraser, Alex Macqueen

Creative

Director - Sean Foley

Producer - Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company

Author - Francis Veber

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