Written by Oliver Cotton (Diamond Geezer) and directed by Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables), rehearsals have started this week for the play, which runs at Theatre Royal Bath from 12 to 28 October 2023.
Cox plays Johann Sebastian Bach in The Score, joined by his real-life wife Nicole Ansari-Cox (Deadwood, Succession), playing Bach’s wife Anna.
The cast also includes Matthew Burns (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) as Carl, Doña Croll (The Doctor, The American Plan) as Emilia, Peter de Jersey (Warrior Nun, Doctor Who) as Voltaire, Stephen Hagan (You, The Larkins) as Frederick, Christopher Staines (Wolf Hall, Mrs Dalloway) as Quantz, Benedict Salter as Benda and Eric Sirakian (The Kite Runner, Broadway) as Graun.
Joining Trevor Nunn in the creative team are Robert Jones (Set and Costume Designer), Johanna Town (Lighting Designer), Sophie Cotton (Composer and Sound Designer), Cordelia Monsey (Associate Director) and Ginny Schiller CDG (Casting Director).
The play is set in Potsdam, Prussia in 1747 as Johann Sebastian Bach reluctantly visits the court of Frederick II, Europe’s most ambitious and dangerous leader. The explosive events of the following days could not have been predicted by either man.
Brian Cox returns to the West End this March 2024, in a revival of Long Day’s Journey Into Night at the Wyndham’s Theatre, also starring Patricia Clarkson, Daryl McCormack and Louisa Harland.
Theatre Royal Bath currently have their production of Noel Coward’s Private Lives playing in the West End starring Patricia Hodge and Nigel Havers; and Noises Off is coming back to London, playing the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 27 September 2023 starring Felicity Kendal, Tamzin Outhwaite and Mathew Horne.