‘The complete cast for the world premiere of Nina Raine’s Bach & Sons has been named. They’ll join the previously named Simon Russell Beale in the production, running at the Bridge Theatre from 23 June – 9 September.
Musical talent runs in Johann Sebastian Bach’s family, with his wives and children’s possessing a gift. Bach’s eldest son Wilheim shows more talent, yet the younger son Carl is achieving more in his career. As the years pass, the family argue about love, God and the power of music.
Simone Russell Beale will play Bach. Douggie McMeekin plays Wilhelm, with Samuel Blenkin as Carl. Pandora Colin plays Maria Barbara, with Ruth Lass as Katharina, Racheal Ofori as Anna Magdalena and Pravessh Rana as Frederick the Great.
Bach & Sons is the newest play by Nina Raine, whose plays include Consent, Tiger Country and Stories. Nicholas Hytner directs, with scenic design by Vicki Mortimer, costume design by Khadija Raza, lighting design by Jon Clark and sound by Gareth Fry.’