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.
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.
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.
The following are the full tour dates and a couple of Press photos for Enjoy:
From 01 September 2008 To 06 September 2008
The Lowry, Salford
From 08 September 2008 To 13 September 2008
The Playhouse, Oxford
From 15 September 2008 To 20 September 2008
Malvern Theatres, Malvern
From 22 September 2008 To 27 September 2008
Theatre Royal, Brighton
From 30 September 2008 To 04 October 2008
New Theatre, Cardiff
From 27 October 2008 To 01 November 2008
Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester
From 03 November 2008 To 08 November 2008
Arts Theatre, Cambridge
From 10 November 2008 To 15 November 2008
Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham
From 17 November 2008 To 22 November 2008
Richmond Theatre, Outer London
Julian has been recently cast as ‘Gregory’ in the Peter Hall companies production of ‘Enjoy’ by Alan Bennett. The production is currently finishing a three week run at the Theatre Royal Bath. The production then tours the country with the next stop being Manchester’s Lowry Theatre between 1st – 6th September.
For the full cast list see: Enjoy West End Cast List