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Peter Forbes

 
Bio:
Training: Peter read English at Edinburgh University before training at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Theatre includes: Roscoe Dexter in Singin’ in the Rain (Chichester Festival Theatre), Henrik/Fabian in The Observer, Rudolf ‘Katie’ Kommer in Afterlife and Selwyn Lloyd in Never So Good ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Training: Peter read English at Edinburgh University before training at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Theatre includes: Roscoe Dexter in Singin’ in the Rain (Chichester Festival Theatre), Henrik/Fabian in The Observer, Rudolf ‘Katie’ Kommer in Afterlife and Selwyn Lloyd in Never So Good ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
London Return Engagement, 2019
Buddy Plummer
  [West End]
National Theatre Premiere, 2017
Buddy Plummer
  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2012
Performer

Peter Forbes Biography

Training: Peter read English at Edinburgh University before training at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Theatre includes: Roscoe Dexter in Singin’ in the Rain (Chichester Festival Theatre), Henrik/Fabian in The Observer, Rudolf ‘Katie’ Kommer in Afterlife and Selwyn Lloyd in Never So Good (NT), The Officer/Lord Elgin in the multi-award-winning Black Watch (National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh Festival and on tour in Scotland, Dublin and New York), Harry Bright in Mamma Mia! (Prince Edward), Mervyn Bickerdyke in Henceforward... (Vaudeville), Ted in Two Weeks with the Queen (NT), Dad in My Dad’s a Birdman (Young Vic), Polixenes in The Winter’s Tale, Pandarus in Troilus and Cressida (Shakespeare’s Globe), Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sir TobyBelchin Twelfth Night, Antipholus in The Comedy of Errors, Sebastian in The Tempest, Marcus Lycus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, High Society, Paint Your Wagon (Open Air, Regent’s Park), Dicky Sainsbury in Donkeys’ Years (UK tour), Arnolphe in Educating Agnes (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2011 Best Male Performance nomination), Darwitts /Mrs Pooter in Diary of a Nobody, Aunt Augusta in Travels with My Aunt (Royal Theatre Northampton), Porthos in The Three Musketeers and the Princess of Spain (Traverse and ETT), Dr Livesey in Treasure Island (Rose, Kingston), Lord Loverule in A Journey to London, Mr Irwine/Bartle Massey in Adam Bede, Monsieur Hubertin in Winner Takes All (Orange Tree), Desmond in A Small Family Business (Chichester Festival Theatre), Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Buckingham in Richard III, Captain Boyle in Juno and the Paycock, Widow Twankey in Aladdin (Leicester Haymarket), Bosola in The Duchess of Malfi (Colchester Mercury), several seasons for Alan Ayckbourn at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, including world premieres of Man of the Moment, Body Language and A Word from Our Sponsor, andrepertory seasons in Harrogate, Chester, Lancaster, Dundee and Stoke on Trent.

Television includes: Peter Kosminsky’s The Promise, The Government Inspector and Walking on the Moon, Black Watch, The First Men in the Moon, Berkeley Square, Doctors, Taggart, The Bill, Casualty, A Touch of Frost, The Stalker’s Apprentice, Bad Girls, Grange Hill, Bernard’s Watch, Out of Sight, Taking The Floor and The English Revolution.

Film includes: Wilde and Blue Ice.

Radio includes: Burns and the Bankers, Black Watch, Beryl Du Jour, Raffles and Two Weeks with The Queen. Peter can be heard on recent audiobooks The Impossible Dead, The Complaints and A Cool Head by Ian Rankin, The Black House and The Lewis Man by Peter May, The Last King of Scotland by Giles Foden and Nemesis – Into the Shadows by Catherine MacPhail.





Peter Forbes News

Photos: First Look at Sheffield Theatres' Climate Emergency Double Bill, THE CONTINGE Photo Photos: First Look at Sheffield Theatres' Climate Emergency Double Bill, THE CONTINGENCY PLAN
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2022

All new photos have been released from Sheffield Theatres' Climate Emergency Double Bill, The Contingency Plan, by Steve Waters.

Photos: First Look at THE CONTINGENCY PLAN Double Bill at Sheffield Theatres Photo Photos: First Look at THE CONTINGENCY PLAN Double Bill at Sheffield Theatres
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2022

Steve Waters’ climate-emergency double bill is brought up to date, specially revised for this Sheffield run thirteen years after their acclaimed debut in 2009. Check out photos here!

Sheffield Theatres Announce Cast For Climate Emergency Double Bill, THE CONTINGENCY P Photo Sheffield Theatres Announce Cast For Climate Emergency Double Bill, THE CONTINGENCY PLAN
by Stephi Wild - Aug 30, 2022

Sheffield Theatres has announced the full cast for the double bill of climate change plays by playwright Steve Waters: Resilience and On The Beach, part of The Contingency Plan, which will open at the Crucible, Sheffield on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 October respectively.

Review: JACK ABSOLUTE FLIES AGAIN, National Theatre Photo Review: JACK ABSOLUTE FLIES AGAIN, National Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Jul 15, 2022

Jack Absolute Flies Again! Originally scheduled for the Spring of 2020, it took two years, a director change, and a cast reshuffling for the show to get off the ground. It finally lands at the Olivier in a flashy production that has very little substance. One wonders how such a play ended up on one of the most coveted, prominent stages in London.

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Opening at Curve Photo Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Opening at Curve
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 19, 2021

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF will open at Curve on 3 September, before touring to Liverpool Playhouse 22 September – 2 October, Marlowe Theatre 6 – 9 October, The New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich 12 – 16 October, Theatr Clwyd 19 – 23 October, concluding at Mast Mayflower Studios Southampton 26 – 30 October.

MUGABE & ME Will Be Performed at York Theatre Royal Next Month Photo MUGABE & ME Will Be Performed at York Theatre Royal Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2021

The autobiographical play about growing up in 1980's Zimbabwe following independence opens at York Theatre Royal on 14 September, with previews from 9 September, until 18 September, with tour dates for 2022 to be announced.

Full Cast Announced for CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at Leicester's Curve Theatre Photo Full Cast Announced for CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at Leicester's Curve Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2021

Leicester’s Curve theatre, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and English Touring Theatre revealed the full company for the upcoming co-production of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Anthony Almeida, which will open at Curve on 3 September, and then tour venues across England and Wales.

The Shows That Made Us: FOLLIES Photo The Shows That Made Us: FOLLIES
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Sep 23, 2020

I owe a lot to Follies - friendships with fans and actors and occasional pieces of journalism have resulted from the show - but it made me realise how transformative live theatre can be. Thinking about it, it's ironic that a show signalling the death of old Broadway should ignite such a passion, but isn't that the point of Follies?

BWW Flashback: Imelda Staunton Takes the Stage, From GYPSY to FOLLIES! Photo BWW Flashback: Imelda Staunton Takes the Stage, From GYPSY to FOLLIES!
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 29, 2019

It's a big week for Imelda Staunton. Following rumors that the stage and screen star was in talks to take over as Queen Elizabeth is season 5 and 6 of The Crown, it was announced that she would take on the iconic role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in a new West End production of Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly!

2018 FOLLIES Cast Recording is Now Available At The NT Bookshop Photo 2018 FOLLIES Cast Recording is Now Available At The NT Bookshop
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2019

Following the final performance of Follies in the Olivier on 11 May, the National Theatre announces the CD release of Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical Follies - 2018 National Theatre Cast Recording this Friday, 17 May.

Peter Forbes Videos

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with FOLLIES - What Is Sondheim's Classic Musical About? Videoplay
VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with FOLLIES - What Is Sondheim's Classic Musical About?

by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Including such classic songs as Broadway Baby, I'm Still Here and Losing My Mind, Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical FOLLIES is being staged for the first time at the National Theatre. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, the production is directed by Dominic Cooke (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom). In the video below, get a look behind the scenes with the company talking about what this classic musical is about!


Peter Forbes Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Peter Forbes been in?
Peter Forbes has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Peter Forbes been in?
Peter Forbes has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

What was Peter Forbes's first West End show?
Peter Forbes's first West End show was Singin' in the Rain which opened in 2012