SPEAKER, PLAYWRIGHT, and AUTHOR
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! Dave Moore; Bristol National Trust Centre’s programme.
Your Presentation held us spellbound throughout.
GBS certainly sounded like a man to be reckoned with,
and you put his character over to amazing effect.
Fantastic. Sue Tranter. Sarum U3A.
Brian’s theatre career started in 1959, direct from National Service, 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,
Manchester Library Theatre and Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop Company.
Approaching retirement he started to ‘branch out’ - directing; writing scripts, and giving Talks.
Details of his Talks and Presentations, Scripts and Books, fill the pages of this website.
photo of G B Shaw: Playing The Clown at Beaminster Festival
courtesy of Mac McNamee, images photography.
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW: PLAYING THE CLOWN
Thanks to Nigel and Lois for two happy, wonderfully-organised days at
Beaminster - the Festival against which I shall judge all future Festivals.
‘SEARCHING FOR MY TAMBOURINE’ PUBLISHED AUGUST 2019
Exciting Times: my third book SEARCHING FOR MY TAMBOURINE was published on 9th August.
Details on the Book Page.
Audiences at forthcoming Talks should remember to bring their cheque books.
A NEW POWERPOINT PRESENTATION NOW AVAILABLE
RICHELIEU: THE CARDINAL AND HIS ‘CITY’
This new Powerpoint presentation melds the history of “the man who changed Christendom”
with some personal memories of French village life.
Details on the PRESENTATIONS page.
TALKS IN THE SOUTH WEST
I do more Talks in Devon than in my home county of Sussex, mainly as a result of publicity
engendered in the south-west by the premiere of my George Bernard Shaw presentation
PLAYING THE CLOWN at the 2013 Penzance Literary Festival.
Single long-distance bookings are not viable - for you or for me: economics dictate that I come over
for several days and share out the expenses. Future south-west weeks already booking are:-
w/c Monday 13th January 2020
w/c Monday 17th February 2020
w/c Monday 1st June 2020
w/c Monday 29th June 2020
w/c Monday 16th November 2020
w/c Monday 25th January 2021
AND NEXT YEAR, A RETURN TO THE MANCHESTER AREA
w/c Monday 19th October 2020
some slots still available.
Your talks were much enjoyed: there were many good comments,
and much retelling of the most hilarious of your stories.
Thank you for the part you played in the success of Mere Literary Festival.
What a wonderful time you gave us: I really haven’t laughed so much in ages. The feedback has been amazing, all saying that your show was the highlight of the Festival. I’m sure that we shall be welcoming you back .
Returning to ILMINSTER LITERARY FESTIVAL Friday 5th June 2020 with a Double Bill:
AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY PLAYS plus 50 YEARS OF SEASIDE ENTERTAINMENT.
WE HAVE MOVED
BRIAN FREELAND and ATWP are now at
12 LEWIS LANE, FORD, ARUNDEL, BN18 0TY
the new telephone number is 01903 954248
all other details remain the same:
mobile: 07752 616634