It’s just been announced that Red Velvet will be joining the Kenneth Branagh season at the Garrick Theatre.
Red Velvet imagines experiences based on the true story of Ira Aldridge at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. In 1833. Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, has collapsed on stage whilst playing Othello. A young black American actor has been asked to take over the role. But as the public riot in the streets over the abolition of slavery, how will the cast, critics and audience react to the revolution taking place in the theatre?
This multi-award winning play, which originally premiered at the Tricycle Theatre, before transferring to St Ann’s Warehouse in New York, will be the third production in the Plays at the Garrick Season. Red Velvet