The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company has announced a brand new production of Terence Rattigan’s play The Browning Version. The production will play at London’s Riverside Studios from 5-29 August with Branagh directing.
The cast is made up of all RADA graduates with Branagh playing Andrew Crocker-Harris. He will be joined by Kemi Awoderu (Taplow), Joseph Kloska (Frank Hunter), Lolita Chakrabarti (Millie Crocker-Harris), Wendy Kweh (Dr Frobisher), Victor Alli (Peter Gilbert) and Sarah Eve (Mrs Gilbert).
The 70-minute production will be designed by Frankie Bradshaw, lighting design will be by Paul Pyant and sound design by Emma Laxton.
The production will donate all profits to RADA. Covid has had a devastating impact on RADA’s ability to deliver world-class training and on its finances. It urgently needs to raise £3.2 million to recover and rebuild, and to support its students. The Browning Version marks the launch of Stage Critical, RADA’s fundraising campaign.
Kenneth Branagh said:
“Rattigan demands detailed, truthful performance. RADA works hard to train actors for that.It will be exciting to see the two combine.”
RADA Chair, Marcus Ryder added: “It is a massive privilege as Chair of RADA to be thanking Kenneth Branagh for putting on this production. A production which serves to highlight the full range and diversity of RADA’s alumni, while also launching our Stage Critical, our much-needed fundraising campaign following the extraordinarily difficult year because of Covid-19. I’m delighted that RADA is a part of this production and the rebuilding of our world-leading industry.”