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, 21 January 2012

Samuel West. Television - Eternal Law. Theatre - Close the Coalhouse Door. Radio - With Great Pleasure. Narration - Enoch Arden.

(screencap from episode 2 of Eternal Law)

Sam has written a post for the Guardian's Culture Professionals blog which explains how the UK Arts Index can be used in public funding (via his Twitter, @exitthelemming).

He performed at "Gaza Letters", an event for the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (via @PSCupdates). He also shared a picture from the event. Additional pictures can be viewed at Flickr.

Eternal Law publicity: he has been interviewed in The Stage and This is Nottingham.

The Close the Coalhouse Door press release has the full tour dates: Northern Stage (13 April-5 May), Richmond Theatre (9–12 May), The Lowry, Salford (15–19 May), Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield (23 – Saturday 26 May), Yvonne Arnaud (29 May-2 June), Gala Durham (12-16 June), Oxford Playhouse (19–23 June), York Theatre Royal (26-30 June).

A couple of tweets from Sam about recording an upcoming episode of With Great Pleasure:
"This afternoon I did With Great Pleasure with the force of nature known as Nicholas Parsons. I have Arrived."
"The other reader was someone called Prunella Scales. She seems very promising."
His tweets about Enoch Arden include the following:
"Adding a new piece to my narrator repertoire today: Enoch Arden by R. Strauss. It's a melodrama. They don't write them like that any more."
"Two lifer ticks, Isle of Wight concert debut in Tennyson's home town and #afcwimbledon doing the double over Port Vale. Top day."

Sam will be on the judging panel for Off By Heart Shakespeare, a BBC competition. Finals will take place Sunday 29 January 2012, 3pm at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre (via @StageWon).
In other theatre news, he's been featured in the What's on Stage top 100 list of theatre tweeters. 

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