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The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company returns to the stage with a brand new production of Terence Rattigan’s classic The Browning Version.

Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the show will premiere at Riverside Studios from 5 August to 29 August.

The production features a host of RADA graduates including Victor Alli as Peter Gilbert, Kemi Awoderu as Taplow, Lolita Chakrabarti as Millie Crocker-Harris, Sarah Eve as Mrs Gilbert, Joseph Kloska as Frank Hunter and Wendy Kweh as Dr Frobisher, with Branagh as Andrew Crocker-Harris.

Profits from the production will go toward funding RADA’s campaign Stage Critical.

The production will be designed by Frankie Bradshaw, with lighting design by Paul Pyant and sound design by Emma Laxton.

The Browning Version sees a late summer’s day at a school in England at the end of term, and the end of intrigues, deceptions, and lies in the lives of its inhabitants.

The climax of teacher Andrew Crocker Harris’s career is also the crisis of his once intensely romantic relationship with his passionate wife Millie. The school celebrations, and the twisted ambitions of more popular pupils and teachers are intertwined with the inglorious retirement of the despised “Crock”.

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