Branagh is assured but lacks true desperation

The Entertainer (Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company) - Kenneth Branagh (Archie Rice) Credit Johan Persson 00497Brexit-ish rants, generational divide, tax dodging and Middle East chaos: the contemporary resonance of John Osborne’s 1957 state-of-the-nation play The Entertainer is almost eerie. Paired with an effective metaphor – the dying days of music hall – it’s a strong closing piece for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s Garrick residency.

Read my full Ham & High review here

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