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, 12 March 2017

Samuel West - Words and Music, British Library recital, Elgar, showreel

Sam and Kim Gerard are the readers for Words and Music "The Speed of Life". It will be broadcast 19 March from a pop up studio at the BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival at Sage Gateshead (BBC Media Centre).

He will read from works by Keats, Goethe and Balzac at "Music and poetry from the Zweig Collection". This recital will be held at the British Library on 20 March; click here for tickets.

He played Edward Elgar in Beyond the Score: Elgar's Engima Variations on 11 March. A couple of tweets about the performance:

Sam narrates the audiobook of Forces of Nature by Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen. It was released 9 March. Click here for an excerpt (via Sam's Twitter, @exitthelemming).


Sam's showreel has been added to his profile on the United Agents website. It features clips from Hyde Park on Hudson, Eternal Law, Albert Schweitzer, W1A, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Waking the Dead, Cambridge Spies, A Feast at Midnight, Fleming and The Complete Walk: Much Ado About Nothing.

He features in a video by the Marlowe Theatre, talking about why the arts matter to everyone (via @artscampaign).


In early March, Sam discussed stamp collecting in the Financial Times. It has been a long term hobby for him - he has collected stamps since he was five. Stamps in his collection include over two hundred Two Shilling Blues and a series of stamped letters commemorating the coronation of George VI in 1937.

In mid February, he attended the press night for the West End transfer of Travesties at the Apollo Theatre. Pictures from the night are at wooller.com. The play is by Tom Stoppard, directed by Patrick Marber and stars Tom Hollander.
He spoke at the launch of the "They're Your Rights: Fight For Them" report - an event by 89up and Free Word. The report is about protecting human rights post-Brexit (@exitthelemming). A video from the event is on Facebook. Sam's speech is from 42:40.

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