Seaton Rifles – Market Square
Arthur Seaton – the anti-hero of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning joins us at each featured location to comment on our commissioned writer’s work
Interpretation for the Market Square location is read by actor Tom Keeling who played Arthur in the recent musical adaptation of the novel at Nottingham Playhouse. Tom trained at Central School of Speech of Drama and Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. He was born in Nottingham and loves it warts n’all.
Tom’s delivery is softer, youthful and quite distinct from Albert Finney’s flat Lancastrian accent that permeates the film version of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.
“I wasn’t born yesterday nor the day before, but Ode Man Buttress were born yonks ago and knows a fair bit about this city. I’ve got respect for Buttress because he’s still grafting away at eighty, banging out words on his typewriter instead of collapsing in front of the gogglebox like our ode man every day from six till eleven.”
Arthur Seaton – June 2012
Listen to Tom Keeling reading Seaton Rifles – Market Square on The Space.
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Tom Keeling – Biography
Arthur Seaton in the World Premiere of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning: A New Musical (Nottingham Playhouse), Aladdin in Aladdin (Nottingham Arts Theatre), Oliver in Family Circles (Nottingham Arts Theatre), John in John and Jen (Rosemary Branch Theatre, London), Baker in Into The Woods (Embassy Theatre, London), Denys in The Go-Between (Workshop for Perfect Pitch, Urdang Academy), Ensemble at Royal Festival Hall, Soloist in Wimbledon at the Shaw (Shaw Theatre, London) Soloist in Deja Vu (Landor Theatre, London), The Stable Boy in Hagridden! (dir. by Stephen Clark, Embassy Theatre, London), Don in Summer Holiday (Nottingham Playhouse) and Chino in West Side Story (Nottingham Playhouse). Adverts include ‘Colgate Max Fresh’, ‘Vodafone’ (The Young Socials) and the ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ ident for Channel 5.
Picture: Tom Keeling as Arthur Seaton in ‘Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – The Musical’ at Nottingham Playhouse. Picture Credit: Graeme Crawford, Graphics Paul Fillingham