I was blown and overblown with bliss to discover that Rupert was taking part in the London workshop for a new adaptation of Jane Austen’s masterpiece, titled Emma, A New Musical. Rupert was quite naturally cast as that quintessential English gentleman Mr Knightley. A separate (presumably concurrent) production is planned for Broadway.
We don’t have any details of dates yet, but here’s the announcement in broadwayworld.com.
And I would just like to add OMFG!!!
On 19 February, Rupert took part in a ‘table read’ for Sky Drama of Unicorn, a sitcom script written by Ria Lina and directed by Chloe Thomas. … Judging by the photo, it looks like my kind of thing!
- Tweet from Ria Lina including the photo.
- Related Tweet from Chloe Thomas.
On 16 November, Rupert did a ‘rehearsed reading’ of The Norwegians, a comedy by C. Denby Swanson, with London-based theatre company Go People.
I managed to ask Rupert about it when I saw him after Carols in the City, and he said the reading had been a one-off thing – a trial, as it were – which may or may not come to anything.
I also asked Go People for more info, and they kindly replied to say:
This wasn’t a public performance, but rather a reading for industry professionals interested in developing the play further.
Glad to hear you’re as much of a fan of Rupert as we are!
Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a full production, as it seems like fun!
Rupert and his Company co-star Cassidy Janson helped run an acting workshop for the Sondheim Society’s summer school titled ‘Brush Up Your Sondheim!‘.
Julie was lucky enough to attend, and has written the following account of her day.
The Stephen Sondheim Society Summer School 2012
The Stephen Sondheim Society ran a two–day summer school in July, which featured talks, panels, master classes, workshops, and a puzzle–based treasure hunt. I attended on the Sunday, partly because – well, to be honest, only because Rupert Young was running one of the acting–and–music workshops. But I had a wonderful day, and based on the buzz about the previous day (in particular, the master classes with Jeremy Sams), I was sorry I hadn’t been able to attend the whole thing.
Continue reading ‘Brush Up Your Sondheim!’, London (2012)