Andrew Scott in ‘Sea Wall’ by Simon Stephens. (Film still: SeaWallAndrewScott/YouTube)
Simon Stephens’ Sea Wall finally made it to Broadway earlier this year as part of a double bill with Nick Payne’s A Life. The haunting monologue actually dates back to 2012 and was explicitly written by Stephens for Andrew Scott. Over the past eight years, Scott has earned critical acclaim for his portrayal of Moriarity in British television comedy, Sherlock. Stephens has also had success, adapting The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Scott returned to the role at the Old Vic in 2018. The following film version, directed by Simon Stephens and Andrew Porter, offers a rare chance to see the actor reimagine the role that he originated. It’s available to stream through May 25, 2020.
“To give away the scope and definition of the grief his character’s experienced would betray Sea Wall,” wrote our critic of the Broadway production. You’ll have to watch Andrew Scott’s brilliant portrayal to find out why…