We have booked 20 tickets to see the world premiere at the Theatre Royal Bath of The Score, a new play by Oliver Cotton, directed by Trevor Nunn and starring Brian Cox as J S Bach. Brian Cox is a world-renowned actor on both stage and screen. This is an exceptional opportunity to see him. The production is running for just 2 weeks in Bath.
Set in the spring of 1747 in 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, the two men could hardly be more different. Bach is deeply religious, Frederick an atheist. Bach loathes war, Frederick revels in it. Bach studies scripture, Frederick reads military history. Frederick, in awe of Bach’s genius, 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.
The Theatre Royal, Bath, built in 1805, is a Grade 2 listed building described as 'one of the most important surviving examples of Georgian theatre architecture' in the most Georgian of cities.