A dark psychological drama from Two Foolish Productions exploring what happens when the world thinks that we are no longer relevant, played out to the sublime music of Bach’s B Minor Mass.
“Extraordinarily well-written… the best new short play of the Fringe” Fringe Review (Brighton)
Music was his career, Bach was his passion.
I Believe in One Bach follows the unravelling of Alan Gottlieb, an ageing orchestral violinist, coasting his way to retirement. But when an appraisal finds him wanting, he risks losing the one thing that gave his life meaning.
Shunned by colleagues, management and friends, and facing his own feeling of inadequacy, he reaches for inspiration from Bach. But when Bach reaches back to him and his desk partner is not who she seems to be, everything appears to be lost.I Believe in One Bach is written by Chris Brannick, a professional percussionist and award-winning screenwriter, and born from his experience in the orchestral world. He has watched many of the brightest musicians facing the triple threat of facing the end of their careers that have been built entirely around music, the emergence of younger, brighter talents, and the insurmountable effects of the ageing process.