The Painkiller Review – Five Star Farce Majeure

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The set-up is simple: Two adjoining hotel rooms are occupied by a professional hit-man and a suicidal husband. There’s also an adjoining door. It’s the kind of conceit which lends itself so perfectly to farce and director Sean Foley milks every last drop of humour from the situation. Read more

Kenneth Branagh in The Painkiller – Photos from the rehearsal room

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?

Garrick Theatre, London, 2016, Credit: Johan Persson
Garrick Theatre, London, 2016, Credit: Johan Persson

The fourth production in his Plays at the Garrick season unites five-time Academy Award nomimee Sir Kenneth Branagh with Welsh wonderman Rob Brydon. Read more