You may recall I have written before about the feature film ‘The Physician’, where I played the young Rob Cole. In the 11th century, as a 9 year old boy, Rob was left to fend for himself having been orphaned. He attaches himself to a travelling Physician and wanders the land. Driven by his passion to heal and relieve pain he travels to the East where he will pass as a Jew and will adopt the name of Jesse Ben Benjamin, so as not to stand out as European and to make his dream come true. A epic adventure.
Rob Cole 9 years old (still from The Physician , directed by Philipp Stolzl
The book was written by Noah Gordon and I recently heard that the story is being adapted for a symphonic musical. This is amazing. When I first heard about it on twitter, I wondered how that could work out. I have now watched a number of videos on YOUTUBE where some of the rehearsals have been posted and it looks great!
Victoria Galan, below, is playing the young Rob in this production and I wish her success and a wonderful time.
YouTube interview with Victoria. (Spanish)
and a YouTube video of a rehearsal (Spanish)
If you are in Spain and have a chance to get along to the event, You can buy tickets here:- https://goo.gl/hWW35m