BRIAN FREELAND
   SPEAKER, PLAYWRIGHT, and now AUTHOR

 

AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY PLAYS at
BRISTOL NATIONAL TRUST CENTRE 19.10.2016

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“Thanks for a great talk. From the reactions of your audience it was clear that you very much hit the spot! At a time when audiences are increasingly diverted by Powerpoint presentations it is refreshing to find a speaker who can hold a group enthralled with the spoken word alone. It is something you are able to achieve in spades!
Thank you again for your support of the Bristol National Trust Centre’s Talks programme”.     Dave Moore.
Returning to Bristol NTC on Saturday 16th December 2017 with GEORGE BERNARD SHAW: PLAYING THE CLOWN

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CHARROUX, FRANCE
LITERARY FESTIVAL


24 to 26 Augusr 2017
Thanks to Kate and Chris
for three fascinating days

www.charrouxlitfest.com
 

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MERE LITERARY FESTIVAL
 


A TRIP DOWN THE RIVER CHARENTE
and THE VIEW FROM THE WINGS

Friday 13th October 2017 at 7.30pm
www.merelitfest.co.uk
What a friendly Festival: Thanks, Adrienne
 

Brian’s theatre career started direct from National Service, in 1959, as Trainee Manager at the London Palladium, and has taken him to forty-three different countries including three residencies in the Middle East; eight tours of the Indian sub-continent and two circumnavigations of the globe.
He has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, Sadler’s Wells and London Festival Ballet Companies, Scottish Opera, Nottingham Playhouse and Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop Company.
As he approached retirement he started to ‘branch out’ - directing amateur operatics; writing scripts, and giving Talks. Details of his Talks and Presentations, and of his Scripts, fill the pages of this website.
In amongst all of this he finally found time to write the long-promised autobiography which he called MEANDERINGS: A RIVER AND A LIFE. Again, details can be found towards the back of the website.


WHARF THEATRE, TAVISTOCK
Monday 2nd October 2017 AT 2.00pm
50 YEARS OF SEASIDE ENTERTAINMENT
already re-booked for 2018

thank you, Ann
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TORQUAY MUSEUM
Tuesday 17th October 2017 at 1045am
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW: PLAYING THE CLOWN
www.torquaymuseum.org
Great audience. Thanks, Chris.
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photo of G B Shaw: Playing The Clown at Beaminster Festival
courtesy of Mac McNamee, images photography.
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LONDON ASHRIDGE CIRCLE
Civil Service Club
Wednesday 15th November at 6.00pm
THE VIEW FROM THE WINGS
www.londonashridgecircle.london
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THE LIT, ADDISCOMBE.
Tuesday 14th November 2017 at 7.30pm
WOMEN OF THE RAJ
020 8655 1434
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TORBAY LADIES LUNCHEON CLUB
View From The Wings - Tuesday 3rd October 2017

BOVEY TRACY LADIES LUNCHEON CLUB
View From The Wings - Thursday 2nd November 2017
DOVER LADIES LUNCH CLUB

Women Of The Raj - Wednesday 29th November 2017

 

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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW: PLAYING THE CLOWN
Tuesday 27th July 2017
 


Thanks to Nigel and Lois for two happy, wonderfully-organised days at
Beaminster - the Festival against which I shall judge all future Festivals.

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 FUTURE PLANS


I shall be taking a three-month break from the end of June 2018 to concentrate on theatre script and production commitments. When I resume in October 2018 there will be a new addition to the Talks repertoire: a powerpoint presentation RICHELIEU: THE CARDINAL AND HIS ‘CITY’.
Check this website for details.
 


BRISTOL NT CENTRE
Saturday 16th December 2017 at 2.15pm
GBS: PLAYING THE CLOWN
St Monica’s Church
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BOURNEMOUTH & POOLE NTA
Thursday 9th November 2017
THE VIEW FROM THE WINGS

already re-booked for 2018
thank you, Gillian
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SOME 2017 HIGHLIGHTS


WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY CHRISTMAS
AND A PEACEFUL AND SUCCESSFUL NEW YEAR

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