“Funny, serious, moving. A gem” ✭✭✭✭ Sunday Times
“This solo stage show is a real winner... a triumph – warm, wonderfully funny and touching... Jonathan Guy Lewis is utterly engaging” ★★★★ The Stage
A man wakes up in midlife to a broken marriage and the dawning fear that he has done nothing to make himself memorable.
Packing away his life as he prepares for divorce, he is struck by an insane idea: why not pick up the French horn that defeated him in his youth?
So it is that, after a lay-off of several decades, Jasper Rees seeks adventure and redemption via sixteen feet of treacherous brass tubing. Dusting off the instrument he last played as a gormless teen, he sets himself an impossible task: to perform a Mozart concerto in front of a paying audience of horn fanatics.
“Don’t do it,” says his mentor. “It takes balls of Sheffield steel to play the French horn in public!”
Damned if he does, Jasper also knows he’s damned if he doesn’t…
Adapted from the bestselling book by Jasper Rees, and directed by Harry Burton, I Found My Horn was first seen in 2008 at the Aldeburgh Festival. Subsequently seen in the West End, New York and Los Angeles, this joyous, feel-good show places the transforming power of music centre-stage. The show most recently enjoyed a sell-out revival at the White Bear Theatre in Kennington.
Written by Jasper Rees & Jonathan Guy Lewis. Adapted from the book by Jasper Rees
Performed by Jonathan Guy Lewis
Directed by Harry Burton
Designed by Alex Marker
Lighting by Chuma Emembolu
Assistant Director/Stage Management by Andy Room
“A shot of pure joy” ✭✭✭✭ Telegraph
“Jonathan Guy Lewis’s spectacular performance” ✭✭✭✭ Guardian
NB: concessions for this production include emergency service workers, veterans and nurses.