My blog has quite a lot of posts about Samuel West (Julius Caesar, On Chesil Beach and Darkest Hour) and Charles Edwards (My Fair Lady Australian tour and Henry IX).

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Samuel West. Radio - Lost Voices. Scene & Heard. Arts funding. Berry Theatre opening gala.

(My screencap; video source - Sky News)

Sam is the reader for an episode of Lost Voices about Herbert Read - it will be broadcast next Sunday on BBC Radio 4 at 4.30pm.

Scene & Heard has shared pictures of Sam, Tom Goodman-Hill, Hugh Bonneville and other patrons attending a performance of Twist and Turn.

On Friday morning, Sam appeared on BBC Breakfast to talk about cuts to arts funding (his Twitter, @exitthelemming). Afterwards, he went to Downing St to deliver an anti-cuts letter, with Patrick Stewart, Penelope Wilton, Malcolm Sinclair, Maxine Peake and Christine Payne (video from BBC News, the Press Association, Sam's live tweeting 1|2|3).

The previous evening, Sam gave a speech at the Berry Theatre opening gala (pre event tweets from @HiccupTheatre, @exitthelemming). Security guards danced during the gala! (live tweeted by Sam). @PointEastleigh and @HiccupTheatre complimented him on his "inspirational" and "inspiring" speech, which was about the importance of theatres in people's lives (@TheatresTrust). @theberrytheatre reflected on the event as "a night we won't forget"; Sam has described the theatre as "a ray of hope in dark times."

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