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Main House Brian Cox, Nicole Ansari-Cox

The Score

A new play by Oliver Cotton. Directed by Trevor Nunn
  • 12 - 28 October
The Score

Event Information

Evenings 7.30pm
Matinees Sat 21, Thurs 26 & Sat 28 Oct 2.30pm
Press Night Thurs 19 October 7pm

Accessible Performance Captioned 24 October- 7.30pm and Audio Described 26 October - 7.30pm 

Post-show Discussion 26 October - 7:30pm (subject to last minute cancellation)


Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Thu 12 — Sat 28 Oct

Legendary stage and screen actor Brian Cox (HBO’s multi-award winning Succession) comes to the Theatre Royal Bath for the very first time, playing Johann Sebastian Bach in the world premiere of Oliver Cotton's new play THE SCORE.

Spring 1747. Potsdam, Prussia. Johann Sebastian Bach reluctantly visits the court of Frederick II, Europe’s most ambitious and dangerous leader.

The two men could hardly be more different. As the Age of Enlightenment dawns, they stand in opposite camps. Bach is deeply religious, Frederick is an atheist. Bach loathes war, Frederick revels in it. Bach studies scripture, Frederick reads military history. Frederick remains in awe of Bach’s genius however and has mischievously prepared a musical conundrum that he hopes will baffle the composer and amuse his court.

The explosive events of the following days could not have been predicted by either man.

Brian Cox's glittering career has spanned more than sixty years, garnering numerous awards, working with the most esteemed theatre companies and renowned Hollywood and TV directors.

Brian Cox is joined by a stellar cast including Nicole Ansari-Cox (Deadwood, Succession), Matthew Burns (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Dona Croll (The Doctor, The American Plan), RSC regular Peter de Jersey and Stephen Hagan (You, The Larkins).

Former artistic director of the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company, Trevor Nunn’s multi-award-winning repertoire ranges from Les Miserables to The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

PRE-MATINEE CHAT: Join us and members of the company chatting with Jane Tapley before the mid-week matinee on Thursday 26 October. 12noon - 12.45; Tickets £5

Thursday 12 - Saturday 28 October 2023

Evenings 7.30pm
Matinees Wed 18, Sat 21, Thurs 26 & Sat 28 Oct 2.30pm
Press Night Thurs 19 October 7pm

Tickets from £28

A booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies

Accessible Performance Captioned 24 October 7.30pm and Audio Described 26 October 7.30pm 

Theatre Royal Bath Productions presents



in the world premiere of


A new play by Oliver Cotton


Director Trevor Nunn

Designer Robert Jones 

Lighting Designer Johanna Town

Sound Designer and Additional Composition Sophie Cotton

Casting Director Ginny Schiller CDG

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