Thursday, March 17, 2011
ROBERT Powell is starring in Keith Waterhouse’s comedy Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell which is to be staged at the Theatre Royal Bath next week.
In a life devoted to alcohol, gambling and women, the ever-charming Jeffrey Bernard distinguished himself by excess.
From Bernard’s colourful contributions to the Spectator’s Low Life column, fellow Fleet Street legend Keith Waterhouse created this humorous and occasionally poignant entertainment.
Winner of the Evening Standard’s Best Comedy Award 1990, Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell finds the journalist trapped overnight in his favourite Soho pub.
A host of ex wives, friends and enemies join him in retracing scenes from a life packed with hysterical and absurd incident.
For the last six years, Robert Powell has appeared on television as Mark Williams in the BBC series, Holby City.
He famously performed in the title role in Franco Zeffirelli’s Jesus of Nazareth, receiving Best Actor awards from TV Times and Italian TV Times, the International Arts Prize at the Fiuggi Film Festival and a BAFTA nomination as Best Actor.
The cast also includes Mark Hadfield, whose television and film credits include Doc Martin, Foyle’s War and A Cock and Bull Story.
Rebecca Lacey’s numerous television roles include Irene in Monarch of the Glen, Dr George Woodman in Casualty and Hilary in May to December.
Peter Bramhill starred in The Woman in Black at the Theatre Royal Bath in 2010 as part of a UK tour, and received a nomination for the Ian Charleson Award for his role in Thomas More for the RSC.
The cast is completed by Amy Hall, Present Laughter and The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other, National Theatre.
Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell appears at the Theatre Royal Bath from Tuesday until March 26.
Tickets, priced £17.50-33.50, are available from the box office on 01225 448844 or www.theatreroyal.org.uk