First look: Bach & Sons at the Bridge Theatre with Simon Russell Beale

Production shots have been released of Nina Raine’s new play, Bach & Sons, with Simon Russell Beale at London’s Bridge Theatre

The Bridge Theatre in London has released images of Nina Raine’s new play, Bach & Sons, starring Simon Russell Beale as the composer Bach, after it opened for previews on Wednesday (23 June).

The photography features the cast of Samuel Blenkin as Carl, Pandora Colin as Maria Barbara, Ruth Lass as Katharina, Douggie McMeekin as Wilhelm, Racheal Ofori as Anna Magdalena and Pravessh Rana as Frederick the Great.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, Bach & Sons has its opening night on 28 June and runs until 11 September. The associate director is James Cousins, with set designs by Vicki Mortimer, costume design by Khadija Raza, lighting design by Jon Clark, sound design by Gareth Fry and music supervised by George Fenton.

Bach and Sons Bridge Theatre
Left to right: Pandora Colin (Maria), Samuel Blenkin (Carl), Simon Russell Beale (JS Bach) and Douggie McMeekin (Wilhelm). Photo by Manuel Harlan
Bach and Sons Samuel Blenkin
Samuel Blenkin (Carl Bach). Photo by Manuel Harlan
Bach and Sons Bridge Theatre
Racheal Ofori (Anna Magdalena Wilcke) and Simon Russell Beale (Johann Sebastian Bach). Photo by Manuel Harlan
Bach and Sons Bridge Theatre
Left to right: Ruth Lass (Katharina), Douggie McMeekin (Wilhelm Bach), Racheal Ofori (Anna Wilcke) and Samuel Blenkin (Carl Bach). Photo by Manuel Harlan
Bach and Sons Bridge Theatre
Pravessh Rana (Frederick The Great) and Simon Russell Beale (JS Bach). Photo by Manuel Harlan
Bacn & Sons Bridge Theatre
Left to right: Samuel Blenkin (Carl Bach), Ruth Lass (Katharina), Pandora Colin (Maria Bach) and Douggie McMeekin (Wilhelm Bach). Photo by Manuel Harlan
Bach & Sons Bridge Theatre
Left to right: Douggie McMeekin (Wilhelm Bach), Samuel Blenkin (Carl Bach) and Simon Russell Beale (JS Bach). Photo by Manuel Harlan

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