Kenneth Branagh presents Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ at Del Oro
In the spirit of the Metropolitan Opera Live, National Theatre Live and other live broadcasts, Kenneth Branagh launched his own season of cinema broadcasts from The Garrick Theatre in London this year. The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live began in February with Judi Dench in The Winter’s Tale. The season continues in September with Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, starring Lily James, Richard Madden, and Derek Jacobi. The play will show Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7:15 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Del Oro Theatre.
Kenneth Branagh co-directs Romeo & Juliet with Rob Ashford, reuniting with the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella: Richard Madden and Lily James, as Romeo and Juliet. The production also features Sir Derek Jacobi as Mercutio and Meera Syal as The Nurse.
Branagh says of the theatre to cinema concept, “the marriage between theatre and film was woven in from the beginning of our plans. I feel it’s an exciting and very happy marriage.”
In this well-known and beloved tragedy, a longstanding feud between Verona’s Montague and Capulet families brings about devastating consequences for two young lovers caught in the conflict. Branagh and his creative team present a modern passionate version of the classic tragedy.
Tickets for Romeo & Juliet are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors, students and children 12 and under. Advance tickets are available now at the Del Oro Box Office or online at http://www.sierratheaters.com/live. The Del Oro Theatre is located at 165 Mill St. in downtown Grass Valley. For more information, please call 530-477-1100 or visit http://www.sierratheaters.com. For more information about Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, visit http://www.branaghtheatre.com.
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