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, 31 January 2016

Samuel West - The Somme Remembered, Shakespeare Solos, The Book of Disquiet, Present Laughter

Sam is the reader for "The Somme Remembered" at Milton Court on 11 February (via @BBCSingers).

(screencap from the Shakespeare Solos trailer)
He plays Henry V in Shakespeare Solos, a video series from the Guardian which begins 1 February (via @hollowcrownfans).

My Storify for The Book of Disquiet is below. Sam performed in the English language premiere of the work at Montclair State University earlier this month. The New York Times described Sam's performance as "riveting."
It will next be performed at the Coronet Theatre 24-25 February.

He is the reader for Shakespeare's Silence, a documentary which will be broadcast 17 April on BBC Radio 4 (Silents Now and Judith Buchanan's Twitter, @jrbyork 1|2|3).

Garrick's Ode will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 22 April (BBC Media Centre via Gramophone).

Present Laughter will tour to the Cambridge Arts Theatre 25-30 July, prior to a West End transfer (via cambridgebid.co.uk). Sam stars as Garry Essendine in this production, which will be initially performed June-July at the Theatre Royal Bath.

This week, Sam played Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in a radio play (his Twitter, @exitthelemming).

The Aurora Orchestra, Sam and Katherine Parkinson will perform Kreutzer vs. Kreutzer in the Southbank Centre's 2016/17 season (the Centre's Twitter, @southbankcentre). They previously performed the work at The Globe in July 2015.


Sam and Zoe Richards discussed Mr Selfridge on the Radio 2 Arts Show on Friday; here's a picture of them in the studio.

(screencap from CBeebies Bedtime Stories)
Last Sunday, he read "The Jumblies" by Edward Lear on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. It is available on iPlayer for 23 more days.

Andrew Lycett tweeted a picture of Sam at a Rudyard Kipling event at Burgh House on 14 January. Lycett and Piers Plowright discussed Kipling's life and work.

Sam is the reader for the Sunday Feature "Charles Dickens: Great Expectations" (via @jadehamilton1). It was broadcast on 10 January.

Kipling in Love "In the Pride of His Youth" was repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra on New Year's Day.

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