Simon Callow portrays the controversial German composer in his new one-man show, Inside Wagner’s Head.
Following the hugely successful one-man show Being Shakespeare, Olivier Award winning actor Simon Callow turns his attention to the life and legacy of one of opera’s most influential and controversial figures, Richard Wagner in this, his bicentenary year. Wagner’s life was fiercely passionate in every aspect: political exile, tempestuous love affairs, provocative writings and not least his astonishing operatic output that revolutionised the stage. Directed by the Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Artistic Director, Simon Stokes, the production comes to Plymouth following a run at the Royal Opera House.
Commissioned by the Royal Opera House as Part of Deloitte Ignite 2013.
‘Simon Callow’s one-man show about Wagner is a life-enhancing pleasure’ – 4 stars
‘…the show can be warmly recommended to the uninitiated as a lucid introduction to the murkiest of geniuses’ – 4 stars
The Daily Telegraph
‘It is the triumph of Simon Callow’s one-man show Inside Wagner’s Head that he is able to illumine both the man and the work in all their bewildering complexity’ – 4 stars
London Evening Standard
The actor’s latest show seeks to reveal the thoughts of controversial German composer Richard Wagner. Here, Callow shares his insights with us.
The BAFTA-winning actor speaks to BBC Radio 3 about Wagner’s complex character.
Simon Callow gets inside the ‘anti-Semitic, psychotic’ head of Wagner for one-man show
The Telegraph Simon Callow: ‘I was a terrific show-off as a child’
Running time: 100 minutes
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