Succession star Brian Cox will star in the world premiere of The Score, a new play by Oliver Cotton and directed by Sir Trevor Nunn.
The Score will play a limited run from 12-28 October 2023 at Theatre Royal Bath.
The legendary stage and screen actor will play Johann Sebastian Bach in an explosive new play set in 1747 at the court of Frederick II, Europe’s most ambitious and dangerous leader. As the age of enlightenment dawns the deeply religious Bach and the atheists King could hardly be more different. Ever mischievous Frederick yet in awe of Bach’s genius, he sets him a musical conundrum to baffle the composer and amuse his court.
Brian Cox‘s glittering career has spanned more than sixty years, garnering numerous awards and nominations, working with the most esteemed theatre companies and renowned Hollywood and TV directors. Twice Olivier Award winner for Best Actor, his portrayal in the HBO hit series Succession has won him a Golden Globe award and Emmy nominations. Other notable film credits include Braveheart, The Long Kiss Goodnight and The Bourne Identity. In 2007, the UK Film Council named him in the top ten powerful British film stars in Hollywood.
Former artistic director of the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company, Trevor Nunn’s multi-award-winning repertoire ranges from Les Misérables to The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
Further cast and creative team will be announced in due course.