What Bryan Dick is rehearsing


Nice, talented and – of course – handsome stage/screen actor Bryan Dick is working hard!

It started with a mysterious tweet on January 25, 2016:

First day of rehearsals. Nervous as always. What a weird job I have.

So I asked him “Hey! Can I ask what are you rehearsing? Don’t worry! You do well!

No answer.

But yesterday actress Kate Sisson liked some of our tweets regarding Bryan’s hair (here, here and here) the actor liked himself :D, so I took a look to her timeline and finally I found out one play he’s going to do, a musical actually!

@StilesandDrewe wrote: “# – book by Julian Fellowes starring dir. Rachel Kavanaugh 14 July-3 Sept

Half A Sixpence poster

I was so excited that I immediately tweeted: “Oh my, here what @bryandick is rehearsing!!! Congrats!” – here the link I found on Chichester Theatre’s website: cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/half-a-sixpence

And Bryan tweeted back: “Actually I’m rehearsing this But then I’ll be rehearsing that. And that makes me a lucky sod

Hobson Choice poster

So Bryan will be in two shows: Hobson’s Choice at the Theatre Royal Bath 25 February – 5 March 2016, also starring Martin Shaw and Christopher Timothy, and then Half A Sixpence 14th July – 3rd September 2016 (no further cast announced, yet).

I’m glad he’s doing lot of theatre! I wish I could see them both! But I would see the musical mostly!

I should tour UK in August and catch it in Chichester, together with plays in Stratford!

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INFORMATION

Theatre Royal Bath @TheatreRBathHobson’s Choice by Harold Brighouse, directed by Jonathan Church, 25 February – 5 March 2016 – http://theatreroyal.org.uk/page/3028/Hobsons-Choice/1143Bryan Dick will play Willie Mossop. Cast list: http://www.whatsonstage.com/milton-keynes-theatre/shows/hobsons-choice_84632/cast/

Chichester Theatre @ChichesterFTHalf A Sixpence based on the H.G. Wells novel, fresh adaptation by Julian Fellowes,  directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, 14th July – 3rd September 2016 – https://www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/half-a-sixpence and http://stilesanddrewe.com/shows/halfasixpence/Bryan Dick will play Arthur Kipps.

She Stoops To Conquer reviews


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First pictures and reviews for the play “She Stoops To Conquer” with the wonderful Catherine Steadman @CatSteadman and Jack Holden @jackholdenactor I liked much in “Oppenheimer”.

Gallery from Theatre Royal Bath official site:

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REVIEWS

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bathchronicle.co.ukCatherine Steadman as Kate Hardcastle is lovingly devious.

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She Stoops 02

swindonadvertiser.co.ukCatherine Steadman also puts in a fine turn as Kate Hardcastle“.

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bristolpost.co.ukKate Hardcastle – a sparkling portrayal by Catherine Steadman – pretends to be a barmaid to cure and catch him.

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listomaniabath.comThe play is less a vehicle for social comment than an opportunity for comedy, and all is resolved satisfactorily when Kate (well played by Catherine Steadman) reveals that she has deigned to stoop from her social postion to that of barmaid (calm, this was first produced in 1773) to conquer her man.

Fingers crossed to the cast & creatives for tonight’s Press Night in Bath!

10 July, more reviews:

thetimes.co.uk The Times gives it 3 stars, but you need a subscription to read the article.

thepublicreviews.comCatherine Steadman is outstanding as the vivacious and independent Kate, while Charlotte Brimble makes an engaging Constance. Hubert Burton and Jack Holden are a suitably arrogant-yet-lovable double act as Marlow and Hastings“.

wiltshiretimes.co.uk Review: She Stoops to Conquer, Theatre Royal Bath (with a nice gallery).

thestage.co.ukIt works up a head of steam by the madhouse second-half, though, as London rakes Marlow and Hastings, played in Jeeves and Wooster fashion by Hubert Burton and Jack Holden, […] and his daughter Kate, made delightfully feminine by Catherine Steadman, as the serving girl.

whatsonstage.com What’s On Stage review.

telegraph.co.ukSure to go far too, Catherine Steadman switches likeably and effortlessly between cool, high-born Kate and her warm, West Country alter-ego. […] There’s spirited support from […] Jack Holden as the hoity-toity Hastings“.

(to be continued…)

What’s next for the wonderful Oppenheimer cast


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What’s next for the wonderful Oppenheimer cast?

John Heffernan

– he’s on TV with the BBC series “Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norrell” playing Henry Lascelles in all the 7 episodes –> IMDb.com

– he made also the first episode of “Luther” season 4, unknown role –> IMDb.com

– 3 episodes of the TV Mini-Series “Sons of Liberty” as Governor’s Aide –> IMDb.com

– and he’s the incoming movie “Eye in the Sky” as Major Harold Webb –> IMDb.com

Update 14 August 2015: he’ll return on stage in the title role of Macbeth at the Young Vic in London 26 December 2015- 16 January 2016 and UK Tour –> youngvic.org

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Catherine Steadman and Jack Holden

– they are together in the incoming production of “She Stoops To Conquer” at the Theatre Royal Bath, 1-18 July 2015 –> site theatreroyal.org.uk

– Jack plays Roland Pemberton in BBC Radio4 “Home Front“, too –> site bbc.co.uk and page on his character Roland Pemberton

No news on screen roles for the moment.

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Oliver Johnstone

– takes part to the RADA London Festival with the play “Young Bloods” in the role of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Gielgud Theatre, 25-26 June and 2 July 2015 –> site rada.ac.uk

– Update Summer 2015: he reprised the role of Puck in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” UK Tour by The Royal Shakespeare Company

– is in the cast of “Teddy Ferrara” at the Donmar Warehouse (role not known yet) 01 October – 05 December 2015 –> site donmarwarehouse.com

No news on screen roles for the moment.

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 Ben Allen

Not sure yet on his next steps. The 13rd of May the Propeller Theatre Co tweetedWe are bringing Pocket Merchant to @ElectricTheatre 17th Sept. Tix are on sale #GuildfordFringe #Guildford” and posted a picture with Ben, I wonder if he will be in the cast again?? –> site propeller.org.uk (he was in a previous production)

No news on screen roles for the moment.

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Sandy Foster

– I think she’s working on the production of a play she wrote, pity I didn’t get more information about it, but she tweeted: 3 June and 8 June

No news on screen roles for the moment.

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Please share other news about them with me if you have!