January 5, 2020 - 1:00 pm
Due to phenomenal demand, the Tropic will be among the cinemas worldwide bringing back Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption this festive season.
King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences.
Branagh’s revival of King Leontes’ tale, co-directed by Rob Ashford, was initially broadcast in 2015 as part of the veteran theatre and film director’s West End season at the Garrick Theatre. It received a full five-star write-up from WhatsOnStage, being described as “a generous, full-hearted, thoroughly enjoyable occasion.” This beautifully reimagined production, co-directed by Rob Ashford and Sir Kenneth Branagh, features a remarkable cast including Dame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman, Jessie Buckley, Hadley Fraser, Miranda Raison and Sir Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.