Sweet Spot Productions Presents
Monday 1st – Saturday 20th December 7.30pm
Every Thursday-Saturday additional performance at 9.15pm
Please note there are no Sunday performances and no performances on Monday 8th and 15th December
"Joyous, Life-affirming....it is also very funny."
The Tristan Bates Theatre
Tickets £11/9 concessions
Tickets: 020 7240 6283
Produced by Sweet Spot Productions
Written by Jonathan Guy Lewis and Jasper
Starring Jonathan Guy Lewis
Directed by Harry Burton
Adapted from the book by Jasper Rees, as
serialised on Radio 4’s Book of the Week
“this delightful and often laugh-out-loud funny one-man show"
Charles Spencer, for The Telegraph:
“a droll and thoughtful solo show..touching and uplifting "
Sarah Hemming for The Financial Times
“This is a gem…virtuoso acting, full of humour, controlled energy and a passion for music, of the kind felt when you love someone, but are not sure it’s returned. In the last scene [Jonathan Guy Lewis] fills the house with a sense of achievement and the feeling that if music be the food of love, it must also be the food of life.”
John Peter, for The Sunday Times
“I loved this show. It is (literally) a hoot, but oddly moving too: a miniature masterclass about music, memory, and mid-life men.” Libby Purves
Check what the Telegraph has been saying about this show.
Radio 4's Midweek article on Wednesday 26th Nov.
A man wakes up at forty to a broken marriage, a beckoning bedsit, and the realisation that he has done nothing to make himself memorable. Then he clambers into the attic...
Ever learnt a musical instrument? Then dropped it on leaving school? And secretly regretted it ever since?
After a lay-off of 25 years, Jasper Rees seeks redemption via the sixteen feet of treacherous brass tubing he never mastered in his youth. Resuming his old French horn, he sets himself an impossible task: to perform a Mozart concerto in front of a paying audience of horn fanatics.
“Don’t do it,” says his mentor. “It takes bollocks of Sheffield steel to play the French horn in public!”
But for Jasper, there's no choice. It's now. Or it’s never.
The journey that follows is “irresistible” (Sunday Times), “delightful, warm, witty” (Mail on Sunday), “surprisingly evocative and moving” (Scotland on Sunday) and “inspiring, moving and quite hilarious” (Classical Music Magazine)
Jonathan Guy Lewis plays Jasper Rees and everyone he encounters on his voyage of musical discovery, from his old school conductor to the greatest German soloist since the war. And, of course, Mozart. His debut play Our Boys won the Writer’s Guild Award for Best New Fringe Play. His lead roles on television include London’s Burning and Soldier Soldier and Ian Bentley in Coronation Street. He is a lapsed horn player.
Harry Burton acted for twenty years before starting a new career as a director. Recent credits include Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter in the West End, Quartermaine's Terms by Simon Gray on tour, and Thinspiration, a film drama for Channel 4.
I Found My Horn is Jasper Rees's third book.
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