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, 2 August 2015

Samuel West - Jonathan Strange on Australian TV, Kreutzer vs Kreutzer, various interviews

Upcoming broadcasts
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell will have its Australian premiere Thursday 6 August on BBC First.

Faust will be repeated on BBC Radio 3 from today. Sam stars as Faust; Toby Jones plays Mephisotopheles and Anna Maxwell Martin plays Gretchen.
Armstrong and Miller will also be repeated from today, on BBC Radio 4 Extra.


Production photo from Kreutzer vs Kreutzer (source: @ThomasGouldVLN)

Violinist Thomas Gould, members of the Aurora Orchestra, Katherine Parkinson and Sam performed Kreutzer vs Kretuzer at the Globe 12 and 13 July. Aurora violist Max Baillie performed Janáček on a viola that belonged to Janáček (Aurora Orchestra on Facebook).
Thomas tweeted pictures from the performance here. Sam and Katherine discussed the production and performed a couple of excerpts on In Tune on BBC Radio 3; the interview is available for one more week (it begins at 56 minutes). Here are some reviews and tweets about the play:

The Guardian
"Laura Wade’s brilliant two-hander Kreutzer vs Kreutzer... the ever watchable Katherine Parkinson and Samuel West, enact the quick-fire, quick-witted but potent dialogue with supreme ease and sense of pace...This nimble, sensitive study of the impact of music was revelatory as well as enthralling. Alas it was only on for two nights. Now a tour?"  [Sam tweeted, "Positive thoughts for continued life after that..."]

Financial Times
"The interplay between the understated performances of the actors and impassioned delivery of the musicians makes you listen more precisely to both words and music."


A few interviews: Sam discussed After Electra in West Hampstead Life and arts funding in the Equity magazine (via The Stage) and the Independent.

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