FIERY ANGEL presents
12 May - 13 August 2016
20 August - 12 November 2016
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Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company
Artistic Associates
ROB ASHFORD & CHRISTOPHER ORAM
Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company presents Red Velvet at the Garrick

The Tricycle Theatre Production of

Red Velvet

Imagined experiences based on the true story of Ira Aldridge

by LOLITA CHAKRABARTI
Cast includes AYESHA ANTOINE, SIMON CHANDLER, ALEXANDER COBB, MARK EDEL-HUNT, EMUN ELLIOTT, ADRIAN LESTER, CHARLOTTE LUCAS, CAROLINE MARTIN, AMY MORGAN

Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1833. Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, has collapsed on stage whilst playing Othello. A young black American actor has been asked to take over the role. But as the public riot in the streets over the abolition of slavery, how will the cast, critics and audience react to the revolution taking place in the theatre?

This multi-award winning play, which originally premiered at the Tricycle Theatre, before transferring to St Ann's Warehouse in New York, will be the third production in the Plays at the Garrick Season and will be directed by Indhu Rubasingham. Olivier-Award winner Adrian Lester will reprise his role as Ira Aldridge.

Kenneth Branagh said "Writing, direction and performance are exceptional in Red Velvet. I’m immensely proud to be presenting this work. I was aware of its development from its inception and believe Lolita Chakrabarti has written an important and exhilarating play which in its discussion of performance, politics, and race is as entertaining as it is illuminating."

Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes including interval.