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!

The extravaganza, a live world premier of El Medico, based on the famous book by  Noah Gordon  is taking place in Fibes Sevilla, Spain from the 20th to 23rd December.

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:-


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