The Bells archiveDeep in the snowbound mountains of Alsace a savage crime remains unsolved. Fifteen years on the assassin, Mathias, is now rich and respected, but tormented by guilt. Driven by desperation to escape detection and consumed by conscience, Mathias hangs suspended between sanity and terror, as nightmarish visions, conjured from the depths of his mind, administer justice. The Bells overwhelmed audiences in 1871 with its sheer passion and tragic force.


Author: Leopold Lewis
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Archive listings for The Bells

Work type: Play.


Adapted by Deborah McAndrew. Music Sarah Llewellyn.
23 Jan 14 to 25 Jan 14Unity Theatre, Liverpool :: V539
listing details L461502054


Sir Henry Irving became an overnight sensation in 1871, starring as 'Mathias' in Leopold Lewis' THE BELLS - a role he continued to play for decades, as actor-manager of The Lyceum Theatre. This will be a fund raising event for TheatreCares is the UK Theatres response to HIV and AIDS facilitated by Crusaid The evening's festivities will begin with Sir Ian McKellen unveiling an historic plaque by the theatre's main entrance. It will commemorate Irving together with his Acting Manager, Bram Stoker, who wrote DRACULA during his time at the theatre. To mark the centenary of his death, Bacchae Productions have drawn together an incredible cast led by STEVEN BERKOFF to pay tribute to the world's first theatrical knight, by bringing his immortal role back to the theatre where it made him a legend...Remember that, before Irving, actors were considered vagabonds and whores. He was the first actor to be knighted and, as such, he legitimised the theatrical profession. Simon Callow will introduce the evening, followed by a rehearsed reading of The Bells. Mr. Berkoff will be supported by Daniela Denby-Ashe, Cherie Lunghi, Matthew Kelly, Derren Nesbitt, Ian Lavender, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Ron Moody as The Mesmerist. Directed and narrated by Roy Marsden. This will be a fund raising event for TheatreCares (TheatreCares is the UK Theatres response to HIV and AIDS facilitated by Crusaid)Producer Bacchae Productions. Director Roy Marsden. Performer Steven Berkoff. Performer Simon Callow. Performer Daniela Denby-Ashe. Performer Cherie Lunghi. Performer Matthew Kelly. Performer Derren Nesbitt. Performer Ian Lavender. Performer Julian Rhind-Tutt. Performer Ron Moody.
13 Feb 06Lyceum Theatre, West End :: V422
listing details L01272044730


Company Off the Page!. Director Ben Bazell.
29 Dec 05 to 19 Jan 06The Rosemary Branch, Inner London :: V333
listing details L1757151612


Northern Broadsides bring their trademark raw energy and searing clarity to this celebrated gothic melodrama in a production promising spellbinding music and theatrical power.Company Northern Broadsides. Adapted by Deborah McAndrew. Director Conrad Nelson. Music Conrad Nelson. Design Jessica Worrall.
23 Nov 04 to 27 Nov 04Theatre Royal Wakefield, Wakefield :: V979
listing details L02112914461
16 Nov 04 to 20 Nov 04Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond :: V944
listing details L821002221
10 Nov 04 to 13 Nov 04The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L0343781529
2 Nov 04 to 6 Nov 04Greenwich Theatre, Outer London :: V308
listing details L920230097
28 Oct 04 to 30 Oct 04General, General :: V1279
listing details L01466514308
19 Oct 04 to 23 Oct 04New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth :: V769
listing details L447022763
11 Oct 04 to 16 Oct 04Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough :: V949
listing details L017768587
30 Sep 04 to 2 Oct 04General, General :: V1279
listing details L0142786274
21 Sep 04 to 25 Sep 04The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere :: V191
listing details L01846827601
14 Sep 04 to 18 Sep 04Viaduct Theatre, Halifax :: V1025
listing details L2099638387

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