At the end of a good weeks work at the retreat I drove off to the Sheffield Crucible to watch Brian playing Feste in the English Touring Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night. Directed by Jonathan Mumby, who directed the wonderful RSC production of Wendy and Peter Pan, I saw twice last year! This was a stunningly beautiful, exceptionally musical, production of Twelfth Night – I was completely transported. How perfect Brian was for the part of Feste, bringing together his exceptional talent as an actor and musician – the show seemed to emanate from his character, bursting onto the stage like phantoms emerging from his mind.
Fabulous, emotional, rousing music by composer Grant Olding – acclaimed for his music for One Man Two Govnors and a raft of shows for the National Theatre.
After a critically acclaimed run (5 stars in the Times!) at the Crucible the show is now on tour, so do try and catch it at any of these theatres: Tue 21 – Sat 25 October Grand Theatre Blackpool Tue 28 October – Sat 1 November Watford Palace Theatre Tue 4 – Sat 8 November Cambridge Arts Theatre Tue 11 – Sat 15 November Hall for Cornwall Tue 18 – Sat 22 November Richmond Theatre Tue 25 – Sat 29 November Theatre Royal Brighton