Bloomsbury Institute event: Julius Caesar and Me with Paterson Joseph

For one night only, Paterson Joseph will be in conversation with Geoffrey Colman, Head of Acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, about Paterson’s eloquent, arresting new book, Julius Caesar and Me, which explores Julius Caesar as Shakespeare’s “African” play, Paterson’s own role as Brutus in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2012 production of the play, the positioning of ethnic minority actors in Shakespeare productions in general, and the key collaborations that have inspired his eclectic and outstanding career to date.

An ideal event for actors, writers, scholars and anyone keen to hear one of today’s most prolific actors talking about making theatre, film and television from the inside. Don’t miss!

Paterson Joseph is a British actor who has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, among other institutions and also worked extensively in television and in film. He trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. His theatre credits include Brutus (Julius Caesar), Marquis de la Mota (Don Juan), Dumaine (Love’s Labour’s Lost), Oswald (King Lear) and Haaken (The Pretenders) for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Brutus Jones (The Emperor Jones), Cauchon (Saint Joan), Deli (Elmina’s Kitchen) and Worthy (The Recruiting Officer) for the National Theatre; Othello for the Royal Exchange, Manchester, Torvald (A Doll’s House) for Shared Experience, Horatio (Hamlet) for the Almeida, Solomon (Solomon and the Big Cat) for the Young Vic and Hotspur (Henry IV Parts I and II) for English Touring Theatre. Joseph’s television appearances include roles in Law and OrderCase Histories, The Fixer, Survivors, Green WingSoldier Soldier and Casualty. He has performed in several radio plays for BBC Radio 4, and appeared in films including The Other ManThe Beach and Aeon Flux. In 2015, he wrote and performed his one-man play Sancho: An Act of Remembrance on tour.

As an acting coach Geoffrey Colman has collaborated with many national and international practitioners in theatre, film, opera, ballet, musical theatre, magic, modelling, music and contemporary dance, and has a long-standing association with the Theatre Royal Haymarket as a ‘resident’ master. His recent theatre credits include An American In Paris (Dominion Theatre), Cabaret (New Wimbledon Theatre /UK tour), Carousel(English National Opera), War Of The Worlds (Dominion Theatre), Crazy For You (UK tour), I Loved You And I Loved You(Sweetshop Revolution/National Theatre Wales), extensive work with Jasmin Vardimon Company including Justitia (Peacock Theatre / International tour), PARK and Pinocchio (Sadler’s Wells / international tour). TV coaching credits include Britain’s Next Top Model (Sky Living), Mother Of Invention (HBO/Sky 1), extensive work with multi award-winning mentalist and hypnotist Derren Brown, including The Push (Netflix), Miracles For Sale (Channel 4), Fear & Faith/Placebo (Channel 4), Apocalypse (Channel 4), and Pushed To The Edge (Channel 4 /Vaudeville Productions). Other TV magic includes Katherine Mills Mind Games (Watch TV) and Young & Strange (ITV 1). Film coaching credits include Kick Ass 2 (Universal Pictures) and extensive work for Miramax, HBO and Disney. Geoffrey writes forThe Stage newspaper and regularly broadcasts on BBC Radio.

Event date: 31 May 2018 6pm-8pm

Location: Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP

Ticket price: from £11.37

How to book: Via Eventbrite

Deadline: Not applicable

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