PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE KENNETH BRANAGH THEATRE COMPANY AND FIERY ANGEL
Due to an increasing number of Covid-enforced absences, the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company / Fiery Angel Production of The Browning Version at Riverside Studios has had to be cancelled.
Despite all company members observing strict Covid protocols, multiple company members have been robbed of more than two thirds of the limited rehearsal time. Some isolating, some actually unwell.
The first run through was conducted with only four of the seven cast members able or allowed to perform. With a short run impossible to extend due to limited cast availability, delay is impractical. Therefore the very difficult decision to cancel has been made.
We have been so grateful for the public support for this production, and we are very sorry to have to make this decision. If you booked directly with Riverside Studios you will be automatically refunded and the box office team have begun processing refunds. If you booked via a ticket agent or third party they will contact you to arrange a refund.
RADA, for whom the production was dedicated to raising funds, will receive instead a donation from the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company.
We are deeply disappointed by this outcome, and hope very much to return to the magnificent Riverside Studios, and its loyal audiences, when circumstances allow.
Raising funds for RADA
DIRECTOR Kenneth Branagh
SET AND COSTUME DESIGN Frankie Bradshaw
LIGHTING DESIGN Paul Pyant
SOUND DESIGN Emma Laxton