The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company continues with Red Velvet.
Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 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 - based on the true story of Ira Aldridge by Lolita Chakrabarti, will be the third production in the Plays at the Garrick Season and will be directed by Indhu Rubasingham. Olivier-Award winner Adrian Lester will reprise his role as Ira Aldridge.
We are offering readers the chance to win a Red Velvet VIP package for two, including tickets, interval drinks, programmes, and an overnight stay and two course meal at the five-star Haymarket Hotel.
Red Velvet runs until 27 Feb 2016.
Terms & Conditions: Promotion closes at 23:59 on 14 February 2016. There are is one prize of two top price tickets to a Monday - Thursday performance of Red Velvet, one interval drink per person, two programmes, pre-theatre meal from select menu with one glass of house wine or soft drink per person at Haymarket Hotel and overnight stay with breakfast at Haymarket Hotel. Prize is valid until February. All elements of prizes are subject to availability. Travel is not included. The winner will be the first entry selected at random after the closing date and will be contacted by Tuesday 16 February. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. Only one online entry per person. Usual promotion rules apply, see www.independent.co.uk/rules. For further information, please write to Customer Care, The Independent, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London, W8 5TT. Promoter: Shine.