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Kenneth Branagh's The Winter's Tale to be screened in cinemas starring Judi Dench

Shakespeare’s piece comes back to the big screen for one night

Judi Dench in The Winter's Tale
Judi Dench in The Winter's Tale
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Kenneth Branagh's award-winning production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale will be screened in cinemas across the world in December, it has been announced.

The production, which stars Branagh, Judi Dench, Miranda Raison, Jessie Buckley, Jaygann Ayeh, Tom Bateman and Hadley Fraser, will be screened for one night only in venues up and down the country on 4 December.

Branagh's revival, co-directed by Rob Ashford, was initially broadcast in 2015, as part of the veteran theatre and film director's West End season at the Garrick Theatre. It received a full five-star write-up from WhatsOnStage, being described as "a generous, full-hearted, thoroughly enjoyable occasion."

On the night of the initial broadcast in November 2015, the film topped the UK cinema box office on night of transmission, grossing over $1.6m beating The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

You can watch an exclusive new trailer for the production below:

See a list of participating cinemas here.