RNS: Beyond the Score - Beethoven 5
Beyond the Score: Beethoven Symphony No.5
Dinis Sousa conductor
Pawel Siwczak Fortepiano
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Beyond the Score brings to life the story of one of the most famous pieces of music ever composed. Told through video, live theatrical performance and the full sound of Royal Northern Sinfonia, the life and work of Beethoven have never been presented in this way at Sage Gateshead… you really will be taken Beyond the Score!
Beyond the Score® is a production of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Gerard McBurney, Creative Director for Beyond the Score®
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Dominic Gately Beethoven
His most recent credits include: Dear Uncle, The Lady Killers, The Rise & Fall of Little
Voice (Theatre by the Lake), Edward and Eliza and the Smashing of the Van (Bolton
Octagon and tour), Partition (BBC/West Yorkshire Playhouse) The Importance of Being
Earnest (Curve/Birmingham Rep), Beryl (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Rose Kingston),
Barnbow Canaries, Refugee Boy, The Crucible (West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Good
Person of Sichuan (Colchester), The Diary of Anne Frank, The Loneliness of a Long
Distance Runner (York Theatre Royal and tour), The Gambler (Opera North), The
Sunshine Boys (Oldham Coliseum and tour). Previous credits include Kes (Liverpool
Everyman & Playhouse and tour); Absent Friends (Oldham Coliseum and tour); The Weir
(New Vic, Stoke); Monkey!, Beauty and the Beast, Scuffer, Company Along the Mile,
The Worm Collector (West Yorkshire Playhouse); A View From the Bridge, The Birthday
Party, The Deep Blue Sea, Loot (Theatre By The Lake, Keswick); Touched (Salisbury
Playhouse); Helium (Barbican); Othello (Nottingham Playhouse); Hamlet (Wimbledon).
Television credits include Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Paradox, Waterloo Road, The
Royal, Doctors and Walk Like A Panther.
Dominic is an Atlantic Fellow with the Global Brain Health Institute, creating work at the
intersection of art and neuroscience. His forthcoming audio piece, The Noise Begins, is
inspired by his previous experience of performing in Beethoven: Beyond the Score with
the Hallé Orchestra in 2020.
Toby Jones Actor
Toby Jones is known for his roles both in the theatre and on screen. He has recently been seen in the Kelly Reichardt’s acclaimed film, First Cow (May 2021), and the BBC television feature Danny Boy. Later this year he will appear in The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, Gil Kenan’s Boy Called Christmas and Tetris directed
by Jon S Baird. He has recently finished filming on the latest Indiana Jones adventure and The Wonder directed by Sebastián Lelio.
In 2020, Toby returned to the stage at The Harol Pinter Theatre to play the title role in Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya to high acclaim. On television Toby has recently starred in the award -winning comedies Detectorists (2017) and Don’t Forget the Driver (2019) which he also co-wrote with Tim Crouch. In 2006 Toby starred as Truman Capote inInfamous for which he won Best British Actor at the London Film Critics Circle Awards. Toby starred in the Oscar-nominated adaptation of le Carré’s classic Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) and the year after he garnered huge critical acclaim for his performance as Alfred Hitchcock in the HBO/BBC television movie The Girl (2012), for which he received a BAFTA, Golden Globe and Emmy nomination.
Robert Pickavance Actor
Robert Pickavance co-founded the Scottish touring company Communicado with Gerry Mulgrew and Alison Peebles in Edinburgh in 1983, appearing in 14 of their productions, including The House with the Green Shutters, Carmen, Jock Tamson’s Bairns and Cyrano de Bergerac.
He has played Gloucester to Kathryn Hunter’s Lear at the Young Vic, Uncle Vanya at Salisbury and the goddess Athene in The Women of Troy at the National Theatre. Recent theatre credits include: two international tours of Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe); two tours for Northern Broadsides (The Canterbury Tales and The Grand Gesture); and more than 20 productions at York Theatre Royal, including the roles of Friar Lawrence (Romeo and Juliet), Frank (Educating Rita), Roy (Neville’s Island), Phillip Gellburg (Broken Glass), Colonel Pickering (Pygmalion), George W Bush (Patient No 1), Adolph Eichmann (The White Crow), Mole (The Wind in the Willows), Captain Hook (Peter Pan), the Headmaster (40 Years On) and Alfieri (A View From The Bridge). He played Arnold Rubeck in When We Dead Awaken in Sweden, has toured internationally with Communicado and Complicite, and co-devised a version of The Hare and the Tortoise for young children in Japan.
His most recent appearances include Beckett’s A Piece of Monologue, Dr Korczak’s Example, Around the World in 80 Days, Hamlet, A Christmas Carol, Europe, Road, and (the fall of) The Master Builder (all at Leeds Playhouse), All’s Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare’s Globe) and a silent role in Andrea Chénier for Opera North. He has also appeared in other Beyond the Score® explorations, all with the Hallé, including Beethoven’s Fifth and Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony, Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Dvořák’s ‘New World’ Symphony.
Tamzin Griffin Actor
Theatre includes: 24 Hours of Peace (Royal Exchange), Mephisto (A Rhapsody) (Gate Theatre), Present Laughter, Tonight at 8:30 (Chichester Festival Theatre), St George and the Dragon, Draw Me Close (National Theatre/Tribeca Film Festival/Young Vic), Emil and the Detectives, Greenland and Our Class (National Theatre); The War Has Not Yet Started (Theatre Royal Plymouth); Cyrano de Bergerac (Southwark Playhouse); The Hudsucker Proxy (Nuffield Theatre Southampton and Liverpool Everyman); Far Away and Red Demon (Young Vic); Jedermann (Salzburger Festspiele); The Empress and Othello (RSC); The Master and Margarita (Complicite/Barbican & international tour); A Dog’s Heart (Complicite/Opera House Amsterdam); Brief Encounter (Kneehigh/Birmingham Rep & Haymarket West End); A Matter of Life and Death (Kneehigh/National Theatre); Rough Magyck (Forkbeard Fantasy/RSC); Measure for Measure (Complicite/National Theatre & international tour); Red Demon (Young Vic/Tokyo Bunkamura); Strange Poetry(Complicite/LA Philharmonic); San Diego (Tron and Edinburgh Festival); Witness (Gate Theatre and BAC); Shockheaded Peter(Lyric Hammersmith, West Yorkshire Playhouse, national and international tour: Olivier Award for Best Entertainment); Nothing Lasts Forever (BAC); The Fear Show (ICA); The Lights Are On But Nobody’s Home (Royal Court Theatre); Obituary (ICA and Maubeuge International Festival France); Demon Lovers (Meeting Ground Theatre Company); House (Paines Plough/Salisbury Playhouse); Ron Koop’s Last Roadshow (BBC/Industrial & Domestic); Civic Monument (Serpentine Gallery and tour).
Television and film includes Trigger Point, Young Wallander, Dad’s Army, Holby City, ABC Murders, Some Candid Observations on the Eve of the End of the World, A Fantastic Fear of Everything, Alice, Chernobyl: Surviving Disaster, Casualty, Casanova, The Calcium Kid, Smack the Pony, Doctors, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Roadrunner, Rolf’s Animal Hairdressers, Bob and Margaret, Teletubbies, Suburban Psycho, The Pay Off, Great Britain, Medus.
Radio includes Relativity, 24 Hours of Peace, Pericles, The Gestapo Minutes, The Fireraisers.