Julian is currently on a UK and Irish tour of Shakespeare’s Othello, directed by Max Lewendel. His role is Cassio and he will also be playing his violin.
Othello is a legend in his own lifetime, noble, brave, victorious. Honest Iago fuels his venom with malignance and hateful contempt. Poignant, intense, heartbreaking; Othello mercilessly explores every inch of the human condition.
Othello’s world has been brought vividly to life as a live string quartet and a stunning ensemble cast combine with some of literature’s most vibrant language and characters. A dangerous tale of ambition, jealousy and love will unfurl as Shakespeare’s classic tale of deception hurtles to its dramatic and poignant conclusion.
The tour is one between 12th Sept until 4th Dec. The schedule can be found found here.
Othello: Gary Stoner
Iago: David Martin
Desdemona: Holly Piper
Emilia: Deborah Klayman
Roderigo: David Sayers
Cassio: Julian Pindar
Bianca: Alice Bonifacio
Julian was a the press night for “The King’s Speech” at Wyndham’s Theatre and Charles Edwards who plays Bertie in the production produced a brilliant performance.
The King’s Speech was written by David Seidler after reading about George VI’s life overcoming a stuttering condition he endured during his youth. He started writing about the relationship between the monarch and his therapist as early as the 1980s, but at the request of the King’s widow the Queen Mother, postponed work until her death in 2002. He later rewrote his screenplay for the stage to focus on the essential relationship between the two protagonists. It was also created as an Oscar winning film. Nine weeks before filming of the movie began, Logue’s notebooks were discovered and quotations from them were incorporated into the scripts for both the film and theatre productions.
The production is on until 21st July.
Julian has just made it back from Los Angeles after a trip to see a producer for an acting role for a an upcoming theatre venture. Watch this space for more information! Julian had to rust back this week for the Royal Premiere of ‘HUGO’ on monday in London’s Leicester Square.
Julian has been working in colaboration with Warwick Arts Theatre, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the National Theatre to bring Philip Pullman’s book “I was a Rat” to the thetre. The Artistic Director of Italy’s Teatro Kismet, Teresa Ludovico, will be leading the research and development workshop. The workshop will explore the characters and themes of the story in order to help develop the dramaturgy for a new stage adaptation of the book.
In 2004 the National Theatre turned another of Philip Pullman’s books “His Dark Materials” into a theatre production to massive acclaim, with the Stage saying:
“For anyone who sees this show, it will remain one of their most memorable theatrical experiences. If they take a child with them, that child will be hooked for life and surely that is the most important of all.”
The Stage, Dec 2004
Look forward to seeing this show hopefully later in the year!
A massive congratulations to the Cock Tavern Theatre where Julian performed recently. They have just scooped an Olivier award last week for the opera ‘La Boheme’. They beat five international opera companies to the ultimate theatre prize.
The performance was set in present day Kilburn and centered around aspiring novelist Rodolfo working on a laptop.
La Boheme opened at the 35-seat Cock Tavern pub theatre in north-west London at the end of 2009 and was put on by OperaUpClose. It ran for six months, and transferred to Soho Theatre in July 2010, where it sold out for six weeks – and returned to north London to the King’s Head in Islington for another season earlier this year.
Adam Spreadbury-Maher (producer), Robin Norton-Hale (director) and Ben Cooper (producer) are pictured with their award outside the King’s Head, where La Boheme was also staged. Picture by Rocco Redondo.
Directed & Designed by Edward Bond
Produced by Berislav Juraić & Sam James
“The Fool” explores the artist’s place and role within contemporary society, illustrating the unfortunate fate of the artist in unjust surroundings. Focussing on the life of the 19th century, peasant poet John Clare, “The Fool” reinterprets Clare’s existence, making him advocate in his poetry of the spirit of the rural rebellion against growing industrial capitalism, the failure of this battle fuelling his eventual descent into madness. This is the first revivial since Peter Gill’s original production at the Royal Court Theatre in 1975.
“… undoubtedly a highlight of the season so far”
Whats on Stage
“A success on all fronts, this production is one you will want to see and recommend to others.”
‘The Fool’ is on 10 – 23 October 2010, To book or more information click here.
Julian is appearing in ‘The Fool’ at the Cock Tavern Theatre, between the 10th-23rd October
As described by Michael Billington in The Guardian, Edward Bond is “one of Britain’s most, shocking, uncompromising playwrights”. Bond was one of the first contemporary British writers to discard theatrical convention, forget pretty sets and a tight structure, rip down the conventional walls of theatre and present stark, truthful drama presenting the human condition. Bond has been writing now for six decades and the Cock Tavern Theatre is celebrating this by presenting a season containing a play from each decade of Bond’s writing career.
Julian is appearing as ‘Bob’ in the production “The Fool” which explores the artist’s place and role within contemporary society, illustrating the unfortunate fate of the artist in unjust surroundings. Focusing on the life of the 19th century, peasant poet John Clare, The Fool reinterprets Clare’s existence, making him advocate in his poetry of the spirit of the rural rebellion against growing industrial capitalism, the failure of this battle fuelling his eventual descent into madness. This is the first revivial since Peter Gill’s original production at the Royal Court Theatre in 1975.
Earlier in the year British actor Julian Pindar appeared in a trailer for ‘Carnival of Wonders’ by Jennifer Norton. ITG Productions are a multimedia production company that get their kicks by producing interactive, immersive, experience-led content & live performances.
The following is the trailer and you will see him playing one of his many violins that he has:
Saturday evening saw the curtain go down on the final performance of ‘Enjoy’ at the Gielgud Theatre. A brilliant show that has broken box office records around the country. From its beginnings in Bath Theatre Royal to ending at the Gielgud theatre in the West End it has made audiences cry with laughter! Congratulations to everyone involved.
Julian was asked to appear with Peter Bowles in a press photo for his next production ‘The Browning Version’. The show starts at the Theatre Royal Bath from 25th june until 1st August and is directed by Peter Hall at Theatre Royal Bath.
The lights definitely went out for Enjoy yesterday afternoon! Thirty minutes before the show, the theatre was plunged into darkness. The power failure effected a number of other shows including the musical Les Miserables and resulted in the performance being cancelled.
The power has now been restored and show will up tonight as normal.
Due to the huge popularity of Enjoy the West End run has been extended for an additional two weeks now closing on 16th May! You can book tickets from the Delfont Mackintosh website.
In the words of Dominic Maxwell from The Times ‘There’s no business like show business — but, against that, there’s no business like snow’. With snow everywhere and west end shows being cancelled all over the place Enjoy definitely rose to the occasion on Press Night. Since then the reviews have been coming in. Here are several of them …
“It isn’t just the funniest most thoughtful and poignant play in town – it’s the most enjoyable one.”
“… had the Bath audience in hysterics”
Guardian (before the move to the West End) – read review
Critics Choice: Best Theatre Production (5th Feb 09)
Evening Standard – read review
“the ending is shattering, poetic, unforgettable”
The Independent -read review
“Richard Glaves closes each act with two of the most moving speeches on the modern stage.”
What’s on Stage – read review
“It’s great to see justice finally being done to one of the richest and most original of all Alan Bennett’s plays. ”
Telegraph – read review
“… there was no stopping this redoubtable revival of Alan Bennett’s most peculiar play”
The Times – read review
“The final 10 minutes are devastating and memorable”
Guardian – read review
The following is the full cast list for the West End show ‘Enjoy’ by Alan Bennett, directed by Christopher Luscombe
The BBC has a video interview with Enjoy playwright Alan Bennett. He talks a bit about the history of Enjoy with also some clips from the show. They report that Enjoy has already taken £1m in advanced ticket sales.
Monday is press night for Enjoy so we will have to wait and see what the reviewers have to say about it, but tickets are going very fast so if you do want to come and see Julian please book soon!
The time has almost arrived! ‘Enjoy’ previews start tonight at the Gielgud Theatre with a press night on 2nd Feb. Julian has been in rehearsals for the past couple of days and everything has been going really well. If you do want to book tickets visit the Delfont Mackintosh website or Ticket Master.
The end of November signalled the end of the Enjoy tour at Richmond Theatre, and what a sell out tour it was. Julian now has two months off and he already has two short TV films and a television show to do before he starts the West End run.
We’ve uploaded some new photos from Semi-Monde, Winters Tale and Etta Jenks productions. The photo above is of director Alistair McGowan and Julian. Semi-Monde was Alistair McGowan’s directorial debut of Semi-Monde.
Julian has confirmed that he will be heading to London West End’s Gielgud Theatre with the rest of the cast and crew of Alan Bennett’s show Enjoy. The show has had an amazing run on tour around the country, breaking box office records as it goes. The show will run from 22nd January to the 2nd May for a 14 week run.
To book tickets contact the box office at 0844 482 5130 or visit www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk.
Some more press comments:
“Christopher Luscombe’s pitch-perfect revival….sad, funny and beautifully acted”
Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph August 2008
“The performances are just about perfect *****”
Michael Billington, The Guardian, August 2008
“David Troughton and Alison Steadman give masterful performances.the writing is brilliant; lyrical, obscene, funny.”
John Peter, Sunday Times, August 2008
“Enjoy is one of Bennett’s best plays”
Susannah Clapp, The Observer, August 2008