Masterpieces by Sarah Daniels

ROLE:
Clive

DIRECTOR :
Melissa Dunne

VENUE :
Finborough Theatre

PLAYWRIGHT:
Sarah Daniels

YEAR:
2018

COMPANY:
Papercut Theatre Company

CAST:
NICHOLAS CASS-BEGGS
OLIVIA DARNLEY
SOPHIE DOHERTY
EDWARD KILLINGBACK
TESSIE ORANGE-TURNER
ROB OSTLERE

DESCRIPTION:
Nicholas Cass-Beggs played “Clive” . This great 1983 play, which sparked controversy when first performed is still relevant today with it’s #MeToo themes. It questions how far have we actually come? The first professional London production in 35 years, it’s a passionate indictment of pornography, the objectification of women and those who condone violence against them.

More information can be found on the Finborough Theatre archive

REVIEWS:
Theatre Monkey – 4 Stars
London Pub Theatres – 4 Stars
Theatre Monkey – 4 Stars
London Pub Theatres – 4 Stars
The Guardian

Photo Credits: Bill Prentice
 

Rob Ostlere Edward Killingback Nicholas Cass-Beggs Credit Bill Prentice

Tessie Orange Turner Olivia Darnley Sophie Doherty Credit Bill Prentice

 

Antigone – 2017 UK Tour

Nicholas Cass-Beggs As Creon in Antigone (c) Alex Brenner
N Cass-Beggs & Will Bridges Antigone (c) Alex Brenner
Nicholas Cass-Beggs as Creon in Antigone (c) Alex Brenner (info@alexbrenner.co.uk)

ROLE:
Creon

DIRECTOR :
Tamsin Sasha

VENUE:
The Lowry, Manchester and UK tour

PLAYWRIGHT:
Sophocles
Adapted by Christopher Adams

YEAR:
2017

COMPANY:
Actors of Dionysus

CAST:
NATHALIE BARCLAY
WILL BRIDGES
CRYSTAL BROWN
NICHOLAS CASS-BEGGS
HOLLY GEORGIA

DESCRIPTION:

A brother condemned to walk forever in the shadow of death.
A family teetering on the brink of catastrophe.
A world where one girl dares to take a stand.

This blistering new adaptation by Christopher Adams and directed by Tamsin Shasha sees Sophocles’ tragedy reimagined in a dystopian landscape, where fate is written in code and where drones flock across the skies. Brought to life by innovative theatre company Actors of Dionysus, this production combines bold ideas with passionate and visceral physical theatre.

REVIEWS:
Yorkshire Times reviewYorkshire Times review

Photo Credits: (c) Alex Brenner

Proud

ROLE:
Prime Minister of Canada

DIRECTOR :
Jonny Kelly

VENUE :
Finborough Theatre

PLAYWRIGHT:
Michael Healey

YEAR:
2016

COMPANY:
The Alchemist Theatre Company/Finborough Theatre

CAST:

Nicholas Cass-Beggs
Jude Monk McGowan
Emily Head
Will Firth

DESCRIPTION:
A stunning new play from multi-award-winning Canadian playwright Michael Healey (whose Generous and The Drawer Boy were sell-out successes at the Finborough Theatre), Proud explores the corrosive nature of the politics of division, and asks what we actually want out of our politics and our politicians.

See more info on the Finborough Theatre Archive

REVIEWS:
British Theatre Guide: Review of PROUD
London Theatre 1: Review of PROUD
Broadway World: Review of PROUD

British Theatre Guide: Review of PROUD
London Theatre 1: Review of PROUD
Broadway World: Review of PROUD

Photo Credits:
Nicholas Cass-Beggs as Prime Minister in Proud
Emily Head in Proud
proud poster

Dracula


ROLE:
A Lord

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER:
Mark Bruce

VENUE :
Bristol Old Vic and UK Tour

YEAR:
2014

COMPANY:
The Mark Bruce Company

CAST:

Nicholas Cass-Beggs
Eleanor Duval
Jonathan Goddard
Nicole Guarino
Hannah Kidd
Kristin McGuire
Wayne Parsons
Jordi Calpe Serrats
Joe Walking

DESCRIPTION:
“Welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring.”

Bruce’s company of ten exceptional dancers bring Bram Stoker’s haunting, erotic tale to life in a heart wrenching and magical dance theatre production. With an eclectic mix of music from Bach and Mozart to Ligeti and Fred Frith, Bruce explores choreographic styles ranging from the subtlety of classical etiquette to visceral contemporary dance.

Dracula is lit by Guy Hoare, designed by Phil Eddolls with costumes by Dorothee Brodrueck and puppets and masks by Pickled Image.

Further info on the Mark Bruce Company Website

REVIEWS:
The Observer 4 Stars Dracula Review
The Guardian – 4 Stars Dracula Review

Photo Credits: Farrows Creative

Four Days in Hong Kong

ROLE:
Glenn Greenwald

DIRECTOR :
Phoebe Barran

VENUE :
Orange Tree Theatre

PLAYWRIGHT:
Orlando Wells

YEAR:
2014

COMPANY:
Orange Tree Theatre

CAST:

Karen Archer
Nicholas Cass-Beggs
Laurence Dobiesz
Ken Drury

DESCRIPTION:

a new play by Orlando Wells: Former CIA employee Edward Snowden meets with journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen Macaskill on the eve of the most devastating intelligence breach in history.


Velocity

"Velocity" Play Poster Image
Photo of Nicholas Cass-Beggs in Velocity by Daniel Macdonald
Rosie Day in "Velocity"
ROLE:
Michael

DIRECTOR:
Blythe Stewart

VENUE:
Finborough Theatre

PLAYWRIGHT:
Daniel Macdonald

YEAR:
2014

COMPANY:
Theatre in Heights

CAST:

Waleed Akhtar
Nicholas Cass-Beggs
Sion Alun Davies
Rosie Day
Siu-See Hung
Helene Wilson

DESCRIPTION:
Fifteen-year-old Dot has an off-kilter, maybe psychopathic, idea for her school science project. She plans to chart the progress of her father after he’s thrown out of his office window to demonstrate that everyone and everything falls at the same rate.
Dad Michael (Nicholas Cass-Beggs) is focused on the big deal that will see him promoted to the 85th floor, while Mum Laura is desperate to get a presenting job on local TV -Neither has time for their daughter.
Eventually, everything crashes around Dot in ways the laws of physics did not predict. Change things and that change might just be in a direction you neither expect nor desire. The resultant reality is not what Dot, or the audience, expects.

REVIEWS:

4 Stars – WhatsOnStage Review

YOUNGER THEATRE
4 Stars – WhatsOnStage Review

YOUNGER THEATRE

The other Hamlet

ROLE: Hamlet

DIRECTOR : Michael Spencer

VENUE : University of The Arts London

PLAYWRIGHT: Michael Spencer

YEAR: 2014

CAST:
Laura Atherton
Andy Brady
Nicholas Cass-Beggs

DESCRIPTION: Rehearsed Reading

Carousel – Chatelet Paris 2013

Production shot of Carousel Opera North

Photo of Nicholas Cass-Beggs as Mr Bascombe in Carousel Photo Picturing the Dark

ROLE:
Mr Bascombe/Barker

DIRECTOR :
Jo Davis

VENUE :
Theatre du Chatelet, Paris

PLAYWRIGHT:
Rodgers & Hammerstein

YEAR:
2013

COMPANY: Theatre du Chatelet

CAST:

Duncan Rock
Kimmy McLaren
Rebecca Botone
Lisa Milne
David Curry
Nicholas Garret
Beverley Grant
Alex Newton
Candida Benson
Leslie Clack
Tercelin Kirtley
Nicholas Cass-Beggs

DESCRIPTION:
Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II 1945

Carousel is a story of love, loss and the possibility of redemption. Fairground barker Billy Bigelow is quick to anger, but he is loved by a woman, Julie Jordan, who keeps faith with him despite his flaws. It is also a vivid portrait of a society: a fishing community in New England ready to celebrate the joys of living as well as to face its hardships square on.

The score is studded with classic numbers, including ‘If I Loved You’, ‘June is Bustin’ Out All Over’, ‘Soliloquy’ and, of course, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.

REVIEWS:

Photo Credits: Picturing the Dark and

The Zero Hour – British Council Showcase 2013

ROLE:
Gunter

DIRECTOR :
Pete Brooks / Imitating the Dog

VENUE :
British Council Showcase 2013, Edinburgh

YEAR:
2013

COMPANY:
imitating the dog

CAST:

Laura Atherton
Nicholas Cass-Beggs
Song Chang
Wei Da Chen,
Morven Macbeth
Adam Nash
Matt Pendergast
Anna Wilson-Hall
Jinyu Zhou

DESCRIPTION:

Taking as its starting point the final moments of the Second World War in Berlin, The Zero Hour follows the stories of three couples living through three very different versions of the same historical events. In one version two Russian soldiers celebrate their survival amid the ruins of Berlin as, at the same time they prepare to say goodbye. In another, a British intelligence officer visits a Germany, allied with Britain, which has almost won the war against the Soviet Union, and where the Red army may have discovered a way to send messages through time. In a third a triumphant Soviet Union has occupied all of Europe except for Great Britain with whom an uneasy truce is maintained. Across these different histories the protagonists’ lives connect or fail to connect in ways which echo and resonate and gradually build a picture of human stoicism in the face of the wave of history. The Zero Hour asks difficult questions about how we understand ourselves in relation to the times and the universe in which we find ourselves. It is work which is overtly philosophical and we hope humane. It is also unapologetically romantic and shot through with the obsessions (sex, babies, death WW2 and time travel) which are the hall marks of ITD’s narrative inventions.

On a formal level The Zero Hour continues ITD’s exploration of the relation between live action , computer generated animation and recorded material. In particular, the events of the stage are filmed and projected by a Chinese film crew, a device which helps to frame the audience’s interrogation of the process of the writing of history and the production of fictions.

REVIEWS:


6 Degrees

ROLE: Sailor
DIRECTOR : Pete Brooks / Imitating the Dog
VENUE : Contact, Manchester
PLAYWRIGHT:
YEAR: 2013
COMPANY: imitating the dog
CAST:
Laura Atherton
Nicholas Cass-Beggs
Morven Macbeth
Adam Nash
Matt Pendergast
Ian Ryan
Anna Wilson-Hall
DESCRIPTION:
6 Degrees Below the Horizon is a macabre and playful tale involving sailors, pimps, barflies, chorus girls and nightclub singers. In this startling and visually stunning new work the audience view the action through windows and moving frames to piece together a modern fable of failed dreams, lost love and the guilt of absent fatherhood.

Building on the recent successes of Hotel Methuselah and Kellerman, Leeds based imitating the dog create a memorable and immersive experience for the audience in this captivating fusion of cinema and theatre. Part French film, part Edwardian vaudeville and drawing on the works of Genet, Wedekind, and Brecht, 6 Degrees Below the Horizon takes its audiences on a delightful and twisted voyage into a shadowy world in which there are no certainties.
REVIEWS:

The Zero Hour

ROLE: Gunter
DIRECTOR : Pete Brooks / Imitating the Dog
VENUE : West Yorkshire Playhouse
PLAYWRIGHT:
YEAR: 2013
COMPANY: imitating the dog
CAST:
Laura Atherton
Nicholas Cass-Beggs
Song Chang
Wei Da Chen,
Morven Macbeth
Adam Nash
Matt Pendergast
Anna Wilson-Hall
Jinyu Zhou
DESCRIPTION:
Taking as its starting point the final moments of the Second World War in Berlin, The Zero Hour follows the stories of three couples living through three very different versions of the same historical events. In one version two Russian soldiers celebrate their survival amid the ruins of Berlin as, at the same time they prepare to say goodbye. In another, a British intelligence officer visits a Germany, allied with Britain, which has almost won the war against the Soviet Union, and where the Red army may have discovered a way to send messages through time. In a third a triumphant Soviet Union has occupied all of Europe except for Great Britain with whom an uneasy truce is maintained. Across these different histories the protagonists’ lives connect or fail to connect in ways which echo and resonate and gradually build a picture of human stoicism in the face of the wave of history. The Zero Hour asks difficult questions about how we understand ourselves in relation to the times and the universe in which we find ourselves. It is work which is overtly philosophical and we hope humane. It is also unapologetically romantic and shot through with the obsessions (sex, babies, death WW2 and time travel) which are the hall marks of ITD’s narrative inventions.

On a formal level The Zero Hour continues ITD’s exploration of the relation between live action , computer generated animation and recorded material. In particular, the events of the stage are filmed and projected by a Chinese film crew, a device which helps to frame the audience’s interrogation of the process of the writing of history and the production of fictions.
REVIEWS:

Nick Cass and The Beggars sing “The Juliet Letters”

image of Nicholas Cass-Beggs singing the Juliet Letters
image of Nicholas Cass-Beggs singing the Juliet Letters
image of Nicholas Cass-Beggs singing the Juliet Letters
ROLE:
Singer

Company :
Nick Cass and the Beggers

VENUE :
The George Tavern, London

Written/Composed by:
Elvis Costello & The Brodsky String Quartet

YEAR:
2013

CAST:
Emma Butterworth (chello)
Nicholas Cass-Beggs (voice)
Juliet Chester (viola)
Laura Clayton (2nd Violin)
Henry Fagg (1st violin)

DESCRIPTION:
Elvis Costello’s ‘The Juliet Letters’, a conceptual song sequence for string quartet and voice

Photo Credits: my little eye
 

Carousel – 2012

ROLE: Barker
DIRECTOR : Jo Davis
VENUE : Barbican/Lowry/Grand Theatre Leeds
PLAYWRIGHT:
YEAR: 2012
COMPANY: Opera North
CAST:

Eric Green
Gilene Herbert
Claire Boulter
Joseph Shovelton
Elena Ferrari
Michael Rouse
John Woodvine
William Kenning
Beverley Grant
Nicholas Cass-Beggs

DESCRIPTION:
Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II 1945

Carousel is a story of love, loss and the possibility of redemption. Fairground barker Billy Bigelow is quick to anger, but he is loved by a woman, Julie Jordan, who keeps faith with him despite his flaws. It is also a vivid portrait of a society: a fishing community in New England ready to celebrate the joys of living as well as to face its hardships square on.

The score is studded with classic numbers, including ‘If I Loved You’, ‘June is Bustin’ Out All Over’, ‘Soliloquy’ and, of course, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.
REVIEWS:


Maybe Tonight

ROLE: Felix
DIRECTOR : Chriss Loveless
VENUE : White Bear Theatre
PLAYWRIGHT:
YEAR: 2012
COMPANY: Fallen Angel Theatre Company UK
CAST:
Ncholas Cass-Beggs
Kirsty Cox
DESCRIPTION:
Rehearsed Reading
New play by Marc Lopatin
REVIEWS:

The Temperamentals

ROLE:
Harry Hay

DIRECTOR :
Joseph C Walsh

VENUE :
Greenwich Theatre/Courtyard, Hereford/Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

PLAYWRIGHT:
Jon Marans 2009

YEAR:
2011

COMPANY:
Wild Oats Productions

CAST:
David Ames
Nicholas Cass-Beggs
Andrew Hayler
Tony Higgins
Matt Ian Kelly

DESCRIPTION:
In pre-Stonewall America the communist Harry Hay and the Viennese refugee and designer Rudi Gernreich came together to build the first gay rights organisation, in a world where danger was never far away and an intoxicating secrecy hung in the air. The Temperamentals tells the story of two men who faced an epic struggle to create history – and who, through their struggles, fell in love…

REVIEWS: Review: Tribune Magazine



Indecency- Three trials of Oscar Wilde

ROLE: Edward Carson
DIRECTOR : Joseph C Walsh
VENUE : Greenwich Theatre
PLAYWRIGHT: Moisés Kaufman
YEAR: 2011
COMPANY: Wild Oats Productions
CAST: Nicholas Cass-Beggs
DESCRIPTION: Rehearsed Reading

Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven

ROLE: Hiksus
DIRECTOR : Chris Loveless
VENUE : Blue Elephant Theatre
PLAYWRIGHT: Steve Hennessy
YEAR: 2010
COMPANY: Stepping Out

CAST:
Nicholas Cass – Beggs
James French
James Ronan
Matthew Ward

DESCRIPTION:
Cheops’ Pyramid. Egypt. 2,700 B.C.

The biggest, most terrifying and dangerous construction site the world has ever known.

A hundred thousand men will haul two and a half million limestone blocks weighing a total of six million tons up a building the size of a skyscraper using nothing but human muscle.

On his first day working on the pyramid, one young man has to adapt quickly to a new life in a work gang where intense friendships and hatreds are forged in a feverish furnace of desert heat, brutal humour, backbreaking work, horrific accidents, drink, sex and death.

And as the ghosts of dead workmates and visions of Amun Ra the Sun God elbow their way into Makhthon’s dreams, something strange is happening just out of sight, on the higher ledges of the pyramid, where the workers are never allowed.

Where does the stairway really lead?

The London premiere of this darkly funny, strangely contemporary, intense and visionary journey to another world …

Photo Credits: Michael Brydon

Tamerlano

Tamerlano
ROLE: Sufi Guard
DIRECTOR : Graham Vick
VENUE : Royal Opera House Covent Garden
PLAYWRIGHT: Handel
YEAR: 2010
COMPANY: ROH

CAST:
Nicholas Cass-Beggs
Sara Mingardo
Kurt Streit
Christianne Stotijn
Christianne Stotijn
Renata Pokupić
Vito Priante

DESCRIPTION:
an opera seria in three acts written for the Royal Academy of Music theatre company, with music by George Frideric Handel in July 1724
REVIEWS:

La Fille du Regiment

ROLE: Soldier (cover: Notaire)
DIRECTOR : Laurent Pelly
VENUE : Royal Opera House Covent Garden
PLAYWRIGHT:
YEAR: 2010
COMPANY: ROH
CAST:
Natalie Dessay
Juan Diego Flórez
Dawn French
DESCRIPTION: An opéra comique in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti:
Marie was found on a battlefield as a baby and adopted by a regiment of soldiers. When she falls for Tonio – a civilian – she faces a choice between love and her adopted family.
REVIEWS:

The Snowman – Seoul, Korea

The Snowman

ROLE: The Snowman
DIRECTOR : Bill Alexander/ Robert North
VENUE : Seoul Arts Centre
YEAR: 2009
COMPANY: The Birmingham Repertory Theatre
CAST:
DESCRIPTION: A perennial family favourite, The Snowman has transported a generation of children and their families into the wonderful wintery world of a boy and his magical snowman. As a unique friendship is kindled, the two embark on a starry-skied adventure to the North Pole, where they meet Father Christmas and narrowly escape the clutches of Jack Frost.

With music and lyrics by Howard Blake, including the beautiful Walking In The Air, performed by a live band

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