Two-time Tony nominee Samuel Barnett will star in Medium – a one-man show playing at Riverside Studios this December.
Samuel Barnett is a two-time Tony nominee, for the Broadway productions of The History Boys and Twelfth Night, respectively. He also played the title role in Dirk Gently’s Detective Agency for BBC America.
In 2020, Samuel made the surprising discovery that he descends from a long line of mentalists, conjurers, illusionists and magicians. This revelation led him to spend lockdown studying some of his family’s most famous and celebrated routines and investigating his show-business DNA – learning the trade of his forefathers and researching the family genes that led him to a career on the stage.
Samuel’s new one-man show is born out of this ancestral exploration and the practice of his newly honed craft. In MEDIUM, he presents a magical journey through his family tree and reveals some of the amazing discoveries that he has made along the way.
Filled with audience interaction from willing participants, twists and turns, MEDIUM plays with illusion. Not everything one sees is real and sometimes one cannot see what is before one’s very eyes. This is not a show for the faint of heart nor the closed of mind.
Samuel’s numerous film and tv credits include The Lady In The Van with Maggie Smith, Jupiter Ascending, The History Boys, Mrs Henderson Presents with Judi Dench, The Amazing Mr Blunden, Murder in Provence, The Prince, The Barking Murders and Two Pints of Larger and a Packet of Crisps.
His extensive theatre roles include The Beaux’ Stratagem, His Dark Materials, Women Beware Women and The History Boys all at the Nation Theatre; The Whisky Taster and When You Cure Me for the Bush Theatre; Kiss of the Spider Woman and Dealers Choice for the Menier Chocolate Factory; The Marriage of Figaro for the Royal Exchange Theatre; Accrington Pals for Chichester Festival Theatre; Frankenstein for the Open Air Theatre Regents Park; and Rosencrantz in Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
MEDIUM – An Evening of Illusion and Reflection will run from 9-11 December 2021 at Riverside Studios, London. Tickets are available to book here.