Zoë Wanamaker is set to perform Terence Rattigan’s monologue, All On Her Own, each night ahead of Harlequinade, the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company has announced.
Wanamaker and John Dagleish are the latest recruits to the star-studded ensemble.
He plays Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale and both actors appear in Harlequinade. The two productions will play in repertory at the Garrick Theatre from October until January.
All On Her Own, which has never before played in the West End, is a brief, but powerfully atmospheric play, about a woman with a secret, alone at midnight in London who has a burden to share.
John Dagleish won an Olivier Award earlier this year for his portrayal of Ray Davies in the acclaimed Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon.
John joins other cast members Pierre Atri, Jaygann Ayeh, Tom Bateman, Kenneth Branagh, Jessie Buckley, Vera Chok, Jack Colgrave Hirst, Judi Dench, Hadley Fraser, Rudi Goodman, Matthew Hawksley, Pip Jordan, Ansu Kabia, Stuart Neal, Michael Pennington, Zoё Rainey, Miranda Raison, John Shrapnel, Kathryn Wilder and Jimmy Yuill.
Kenneth Branagh said: “Zoë Wanamaker is a brilliant comedienne and a great tragic actress too.
“In joining us for the Rattigan comedy we seized on the opportunity to let her show us the dramatic side of a playwright also known as ‘the English Chekhov’.
“The rarely seen All On Her Own provides a fabulous woman’s role, and makes for an intriguingly balanced double bill.
“John Dagleish’s brilliant musicality was sensational in Sunny Afternoon. I’m very excited to hear what he and our superb composer Patrick Doyle, bring to the music of Shakespeare’s great con man, Autolycus, in The Winter’s Tale”.
Zoë Wanamaker was most recently seen on the London stage in Stevie at the Hampstead Theatre. Her television credits include My Family, Poirot, Doctor Who, and Mr. Selfridge, as well as film roles in Harry Potter, My Week with Marilyn and Wilde”.
The Winter’s Tale runs October 17-January 16 with Harlequinade/ All On Her Own running in rep from October 24-January 13.