John’s Student Jonah Hauer-King in rehearsals for ‘The Entertainer’. Credit: Johan Persson
An undergraduate at St John’s College, University of Cambridge, has been cast alongside Kenneth Branagh in a West-End play opening on 20 August at the Garrick Theatre in London.
21-year-old Theology student, Jonah Hauer-King, from North London, will play Frank Rice, the son of Kenneth Branagh’s character, Archie.
The Entertainer, written by John Osborne, is set in a post-War Britain in 1956, against the back-drop of the Suez Crisis – the disastrous invasion of Egypt to regain Western control of the Suez Canal that was to humiliate Britain and France.