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).

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Samuel West - Hamlet, Present Laughter, The Acting Class documentary, On Chesil Beach

A mix of upcoming broadcasts and events, covering Shakespeare, Noel Coward, socioeconomic issues and Ian McEwan.

Sam will contribute a Facebook Live about Hamlet from Glyndebourne this Thursday at 12.30pm GMT (via their Twitter).
In March, he and tenor Allan Clayton discussed the play in a podcast. Clayton played the eponymous character in the premiere production of a new opera version by Brett Dean. Sam has two connections with the play: he played Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company 2001-2002 and directed an RSC fringe production in 2000.

Present Laughter is repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra this Saturday. It was originally broadcast in 2013. Sam stars as Garry Essendine; he later played the character on stage in 2016.
Small tangent - other characters that he has played both on the radio and on stage:
Sam will contribute to a post screening discussion for The Acting Class, a documentary about challenges faced by actors from working class backgrounds. The screening is next Monday at the Lexi Cinema (via the film's Twitter).

On Chesil Beach will have its Australian premiere at the Cunard British Film Festival. Screenings are in capital cities between 28 October and 12 November.

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