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).

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Samuel West - Bath Mozartfest, Mr Selfridge, Intelligence Squared

Sam will read poems about the First World War at the Bath Mozartfest on 9 November. Click here for tickets.


This week, Sam tweeted a (relatively unspoilery) selfie from the set of Mr Selfridge.

Reading at Lights Out (click thumbnails for full size screencaps)

Recently, he has done readings relating to World War I. BBC Radio 3 uploaded a video of Sam reading an extract from Wilfred Owen’s "Anthem for Doomed Youth" at Lights Out on 4 August (via Gramophone).
He read three pieces by Siegfried Sassoon on Today (BBC Radio 4, 10 July): the censored and uncensored versions of his poem "Atrocities", as well as a letter about the poem.
He previously read the uncensored version of "Atrocities" at Peace in Our Time? a series of concerts at the Wormsley Estate on 6 July, featuring the Garsington Opera Orchestra (The Independent). Jessica Costelloe tweeted a picture of Sam in rehearsal with the Orchestra.

Sam narrated Henry V by Walton at the Three Choirs Festival in Worcester (30 July).

Intelligence Squared uploaded the debate Shakespeare vs Milton (22 June) on Youtube. These screencaps from the video feature Sam, Harriet Walter and Pippa Nixon (click thumbnails for full size).

Much Ado About Nothing

Julius Caesar



Paradise Lost



Sam received a Companionship from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) at a graduation ceremony on 31 July. A Companionship acknowledges recipients' contributions to student learning (Liverpool Echo and Sam's Twitter @exitthelemming). For example, he taught a masterclass at the Institute in February.

On 23 July, Sam and Baroness Bonham-Carter co-hosted a reception for Eastside Educational Trust's 20th anniversary. Eastside and Nuprint have pictures from the event.

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