About The Painkiller

The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company promises a year of unmissable theatre.

Working in collaboration with artistic associates, director Rob Ashford and designer Christopher Oram, the acclaimed actor-director Kenneth Branagh presents an exceptional series of five plays that bring together a remarkable group of actors, led by Rob Brydon, Judi Dench, Lily James and Richard Madden.

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?

Sean Foley directs his darkly hilarious adaptation of Francis Veber's classic French farce as Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon reprise the roles they played to great acclaim at Belfast's Lyric Theatre in this comic tour-de-force. 

The Painkiller Performance Dates & Times

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Important Information

Ticket purchases will be limited to a maxium of six tickets per person across all performances. Tickets will be dispatched 2 weeks prior to the performance.

Audio Described Performance - Tuesday 29 March 2016 7.30pm 

Captioned Performance - Tuesday 22 March 2016 7.30pm 

The Venue

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Where is The Painkiller?

2 Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0HH
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
  • Parking: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (3mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
  • Nearest Tube: Piccadilly, Northern
  • Directions:

    (2mins) Follow Charing Cross Road parallel to Leicester Square until you reach the theatre on your left.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross