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Fiery Angel and The Shed present the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production of William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR

03 October 2023

Fiery Angel and The Shed present the
KBTC production of
William Shakespeare’s


Images released from inside the rehearsal room for The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s King Lear

Producers today released rehearsal images for TKBC’s King Lear at Wyndham’s Theatre. Previews for the production begin on 21 October and the official opening night is 31 October 2023.

The production will run for 50 performances only and will have a running time of approximately 2 hours with no interval.

For further information, please visit Delfont Mackintosh.


The company in rehearsals for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's King Lear at Wyndham's Theatre - photo by Johan Persson

Social media: @KingLearBranagh

Venue details

Wyndham’s Theatre (A Delfont Mackintosh Theatre)

Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA

Box Office 0344 482 5151

21 October - 9 December 2023

Press night 31 October at 7pm

Monday - Friday 7.30pm

Saturday 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Audio Described Performance - Tuesday 5Th December 7.30pm

Captioned Performance  - Thursday 30th November 7.30pm

Tickets from £20

Age recommendation 13+

Bookers will receive their E-tickets nearer the time of the performance

There is a limit of four tickets per household

Information about day tickets and a weekly lottery will be released in due course



About KBTC 
The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company (KBTC) was formed in 2013.  The company’s inaugural Plays at the Garrick Season presented seven plays at the Garrick Theatre from October 2015 to November 2016: The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare, Harlequinade/All on Her Own by Terence Rattigan (double bill), Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti, The Painkiller by Francis Veber, adapted by Sean Foley (first premiered in a limited run at the opening season of the New Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare and The Entertainer by John Osborne. 

They continued in 2017 to bring together company members from the Garrick Season and teamed them with RADA graduates past and present, for a special fund-raising production of Hamlet for and at RADA.

Kenneth Branagh is partnered in the company by producer Tamar Thomas. They first met as part of The Renaissance Theatre Company, where Thomas began her career as an Assistant Stage Manager. They have since worked together for over 30 years across theatre, film, and television.

About Fiery Angel
Headed by Edward Snape and Marilyn Eardley, Fiery Angel is an award-winning international production company based in London’s West End. 

Upcoming productions include: Kathy and Stella Solve A Murder! (UK Tour), and And Then There Were None (UK & Ireland Tour). Recent productions include: Unexpected Twist (UK Tour), Animal Farm (UK Tour), The Good Life (UK tour), Hairspray (West End), Touching the Void (West End), The Son (West End), The Night of the Iguana (West End), Fleabag (West End), Home, I’m Darling (West End and UK tour), Long Day’s Journey into Night (West End, New York and Los Angeles), Mary Stuart (West End and UK tour), Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein (West End), Love From A Stranger (UK tour), Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company; The Winter’s Tale, All On Her Own/Harlequinade, Red Velvet, The Painkiller, Romeo and Juliet, The Entertainer (West End), Ben Hur (Tricycle Theatre), The 39 Steps (9 years in the West End, 3 UK tours, 3 years on Broadway and presented in over 40 territories worldwide including Olivier, Tony and Moliere award wins), To Kill a Mockingbird (Barbican Theatre and UK tour), The Scottsboro Boys (West End), The Ladykillers (West End and UK tour), Ghost Stories (West End), Dial M for Murder (UK tour). Fiery Angel has acted as a co-producer alongside The National Theatre on its West End productions of Nine NightThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and The Lehman Trilogy.

About The Shed
The Shed is a new cultural institution of and for the 21st century. We produce and welcome innovative art and ideas, across all forms of creativity, to build a shared understanding of our rapidly changing world and a more equitable society. In our highly adaptable building on Manhattan’s west side, The Shed brings together established and emerging artists to create new work in fields ranging from pop to classical music, painting to digital media, theatre to literature, and sculpture to dance. We seek opportunities to collaborate with cultural peers and community organisations, work with like-minded partners, and provide unique spaces for private events. As an independent nonprofit that values invention, equity, and generosity, we are committed to advancing art forms, addressing the urgent issues of our time, and making our work impactful, sustainable, and relevant to the local community, the cultural sector, New York City, and beyond.

About RADA
The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) offers vocational training for actors, stage managers, designers and technical stage craft specialists. We nurture creative expression and seek to empower individuals to influence long term change in the creative industries and wider society.

RADA aims to train the most talented individuals regardless of background and has an impressive track record of graduate employment in theatre, film, television and radio, as award-winners and leaders in their fields: actors, directors, writers, producers, lighting, sound and costume designers, prop makers, scenic artists, stage managers, production managers, and many others. We also create opportunities for a wider community to engage with our training, through our short courses and widening access and participation work.

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