Theatre Royal Bath Productions has announced that legendary stage and screen actor Brian Cox will star as Johann Sebastian Bach in the world premiere production of THE SCORE.
This astonishing new play by Oliver Cotton will be directed by Trevor Nunn and run at Theatre Royal Bath from 12 to 28 October 2023.
Spring 1747. Potsdam, Prussia.
Johann Sebastian Bach reluctantly visits the court of Frederick II, Europe’s most ambitious and dangerous leader.
The two men could hardly be more different. As the Age of Enlightenment dawns, they stand in opposite camps. Bach is deeply religious, Frederick is an atheist. Bach loathes war, Frederick revels in it. Bach studies scripture, Frederick reads military history. Frederick remains in awe of Bach’s genius however and has mischievously prepared a musical conundrum that he hopes will baffle the composer and amuse his court.
The explosive events of the following days could not have been predicted by either man.
Further cast and creative team will be announced in due course.