Shakespeare's Globe

Orgilus played by Brian Ferguson

The Broken Heart (2015)
Written by: John Ford

Brian trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Previous work for Shakespeare's Globe includes: The Changeling.

Other theatre includes: Hamlet (Citizens Theatre, Glasgow); Adler and Gibb (Royal Court Theatre); Money: The Gameshow (Bush Theatre); Richard III, Dunsinane, A Soldier in Every Son (RSC); Earthquakes in London (National Theatre); The Dark Things, Fall (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh); Blackwatch, Rupture (National Theatre of Scotland); Particularly in the Heartland (The TEAM/ BAC); Snuff (National Theatre of Scotland/Theatre503); Falling and Bridgebuilders (Poorboy).

Film includes: Residue, Imagine That and The Misfits.

Television includes: Our World War, Field of Blood: The Dead Hour, Doctors, Taggart, Still Game, Overnite Express and Rockface. 

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Performance

"I think that the people who are loving this play are loving this play. The madness of it, the bonkersness of it. The places that it goes are really quite out there, and some people are just getting right on board with it. Which is brilliant."

In his final interview, Brian discusses how the production has developed over the run, and his favourite moment in the play.

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Tech Week & Previews

“What I would love to be able to do is take what we've learnt from the last 10 days or whatever in shows back into the rehearsal room for a couple of weeks. Because I feel like now we've learnt so much from that we could crack it open some more now.”

In his third interview Brian talks about a challenging tech week and how his character has developed.

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Rehearsal

"There’s also a lot happening in this play. It’s kind of constant, and it just rolls through, and there’s so many new things being introduced to the plot all the time, and so many characters."

In his second interview, Brian talks about working through the story, and working through the physicality of his character.

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Pre & Early Rehearsal

"One of the main things that struck me about the play and very much my character is how sad this play is. And that is part of what we are playing with in rehearsals is finding the light in it. And it is there, but actually in terms of the events and what happens it’s really quite unforgiving toward the characters."

In his first interview, Brian discusses his initial impressions of the play and his character Orgilus.

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