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).

Monday, 3 October 2011

Samuel West. Theatre - A Number. Narration - The Maharajas' Motor Car. Radio - Life and Fate. Narration - All That I Am. From the Ridiculous to the Sublime. Film - Hyde Park on Hudson.

Sam has shared excerpts (1|2) from the script of A Number, which has its South African premiere at the Fugard Theatre on 4 October.

He narrates The Maharajas' Motor Car: The Story of Rolls-Royce in India. It will be available on iPlayer for 6 more days (via his Twitter, @exitthelemming).
Life and Fate "Journey" in which Sam plays Liss, will be available to download as a podcast for 18 more days.

Sam has recorded All That I Am, an upcoming Book at Bedtime for BBC Radio 4 (via @exitthelemming).

A tweet about rehearsals for From the Ridiculous to the Sublime, a concert which took place on 15 September:
"Watching Lara Melda rehearse for Mozart piano concerto. She's AMAZING. And about twelve. Not quite sold out at @kingsplace tonight. Come."

A couple of tweets about finishing filming Hyde Park on Hudson:
"V satisfying to end with studio scenes in a limo. Green screen (for crowds to be added later) is 21st c. version of the old roller-backdrop."
"Saying goodbye to Hyde Park on Hudson today, on the George Lucas Stage at Elstree (oo-er). As ever, shooting the part's first scene last."

Sue Arnold has made a positive mention of Sam's reading abilities in an audiobook round-up in the Guardian:
"... Here's Sam the man himself justifying his credentials to read what sound like difficult books so lucidly and wittily, you simply don't taste the medicine. Yes, I know I reviewed this clever, funny, entertaining ersatz self-help guide [How Proust Can Change Your Life] eight years ago, but it's well worth a second go."

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