Sir Simon Russell Beale will play JS Bach in the world premiere of a new play about the composer.
he actor will star in Bach & Sons, written by Nina Raine and directed by Nicholas Hytner, at London’s Bridge Theatre.
The play will depict Bach as irascible and turbulent as he writes music for his aristocratic patrons, and gives voice to his deep religious faith in music for the church.
He is touchy and rude, has high standards and is constantly in trouble with his employers.
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