Arcite played by Bryan Dick
The Two Noble Kinsmen (2018)
Written by: John Fletcher and William Shakespeare
Bryan featured as part of the Adopt An Actor podcast series for this production.
Bryan trained at LAMDA.
Previous theatre includes: Fatherland (Royal Exchange Theatre); Years of Sunlight (Theatre 503); Hobson’s Choice (Vaudeville Theatre); Seminar (Hampstead Theatre); Sliding With Suzanne (Out of Joint/Royal Court Theatre); Plasticine, Bone (Royal Court Theatre); Lear (Sheffield Crucible); The Life of Galileo, The Alchemist (National Theatre); Amadeus (Sheffield Crucible); Tinderbox (The Bush Theatre); Kursk, and Public Enemy (Young Vic Theatre).
Film includes: Colour Me Kubrick, Dream, Master and Commander, Brothers of the Head, Blood and Chocolate, Day of the Flowers, I, Anna, and The Numbers Station.
Television includes: The Split, Joe Orton: Laid Bare, Capital, Wolf Hall, Silent Witness, Marple, Torchwood, The Ice Cream Girls, All The Small Things, Sold, Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky, Lewis, Being Human, Ashes to Ashes, Excluded, Shameless, The Virgin Queen, The Old Curiosity Shop, Eric and Ernie, Bleak House, and Blackpool.
"I don’t think Arcite learns a great deal because both him and Palamon have a very very locked-down world view. They are locked into this behaviour by a sort of cerebral code. But actually he would really like to go, ‘No, no. Stop, stop!’ But he can’t."
Coming to the end of The Two Noble Kinsmen's run, Bryan reflects on his first time performing at the Globe, and what he's learned about his character and himself.
"It rips along quite quickly. And so I think the audience get taken up and they end up being quite vocal, so I guess things change...I mean what will change is what I'm doing, rather than what they're doing..."
With tech week been and gone, Bryan looks back on performances so far and reactions to the play and characters, from both audience and actors.
"My first memory of Shakespeare I remember quite clearly. It was seeing Tim McInnerny playing Mercutio. That had a really strong impression on me. Because by that time, I was sort of falling out of love with dancing anyway and being seduced by acting..."
Appearing in not only his first production at Shakespeare's Globe, but his first Shakespeare ever, Bryan talks to us about taking on this challenge and how his background as a dancer is coming into play.