Bach & Sons
The Bridge Theatre, London

Full casting for ‘Bach & Sons’ announced, starring Simon Russell Beale

Performances begin at the Bridge Theatre next month.

Photo credit: Simon Russell Beale and Racheal Ofari (Photos by Charlie Carter and Sam Irons respectively)

The complete cast for the world premiere of Nina Raine’s Bach & Sons has been named. They’ll join the previously named Simon Russell Beale in the production, running at the Bridge Theatre from 23 June - 9 September.

Musical talent runs in Johann Sebastian Bach’s family, with his wives and childrens possessing a gift. Bach’s eldest son Wilheim shows more talent, yet the younger son Carl is achieving more in his career. As the years pass, the family argue about love, God and the power of music.

Simon Russell Beale will play Bach, previously starring in A Christmas Carol at the Bridge Theatre and The Lehman Trilogy. Douggie McMeekin plays Wilhelm, with Samuel Blenkin as Carl. Pandora Colin plays Maria Barbara, with Ruth Lass as Katharina, Racheal Ofori as Anna Magdalena and Pravessh Rana as Frederick the Great.

Bach & Sons is the newest play by Nina Raine, whose plays include Consent, Tiger Country and Stories. Nicholas Hytner directs, with scenic design by Vicki Mortimer, costume design by Khadija Raza, lighting design by Jon Clark and sound by Gareth Fry.

After Bach & Sons, the Bridge Theatre will then be home to the European premiere of White Noise. More information on the Bridge Theatre’s reopening can be found here.

Bach & Sons is at the Bridge Theatre from 23 June - 9 September.

Bach & Sons tickets are on sale now.

Photo credit: Simon Russell Beale and Racheal Ofari (Photos by Charlie Carter and Sam Irons respectively)

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