Kenneth Branagh - The Painkiller

The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company promises a year of unmissable theatre.

Working in collaboration with artistic associates, director Rob Ashford and designer Christopher Oram, the acclaimed actor-director Kenneth Branagh presents an exceptional series of five plays that bring together a remarkable group of actors, led by Rob Brydon, Judi Dench, Lily James and Richard Madden.

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The Painkiller

By Francis Veber

In an adaptation by Sean Foley

Two men. Two lonely hotel rooms. An adjoining door. One of them is a killer. One of them wants to die. What could possibly go wrong?

Sean Foley directs his darkly hilarious adaptation of Francis Veber’s classic French farce as Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon reprise the roles they played to great acclaim at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre in this comic tour-de-force.

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Garrick Theatre

Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0HH

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Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0HH

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4.4(50 reviews)
  • Cristina

    Jun 18, 2016


  • Sarah Blake

    May 3, 2016

    The play was very funny and we did have an enjoyable evening but it was spoiled as we were unable see half of the stage.

  • Matt Clarke

    Apr 27, 2016

    Brilliant comedy, well acted in the main, timing was spot on. Highly recommended

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